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Serbian Gold

Serbian Gold

Whilst quinces tend to prefer warm climates, Serbian Gold can be grown in most parts of the UK.

Like many quinces, Serbian Gold has some ornamental value, with the wood, leaves, pink/white blossom and fruit all being attractive.

The fruit should be picked towards the end of September in the UK, and then stored for 1-2 months at room temperature to ripen.

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Serbian Gold quince trees for sale

  • 1.1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.95
    Quince A rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)


How to grow

Quinces have an obvious resemblance to pears - and quince rootstocks are widely used for propagating pears. Try to plant in a sunny aspect if possible. Training against a south-facing wall is a good idea, as this will ensure good quality fruit as well as being an attractive garden feature.

Serbian Gold is self-fertile and no pollination partner is required.



History

Serbian Gold is also known as Leskovac, after the town in Serbia where it may have originated.

Note that Serbian Gold is not the same as the similarly-named Serbian Quince. The difference is that Serbian Gold is an "apple-shaped" quince whereas Serbian Quince is a "pear-shaped" quince.



Serbian Gold characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking period (southern UK):early October
  • Growing

    • Fruit bearing:Tip-bearer
  • Climate

    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F), Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F), Hot (>30C / 86F)