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Aromatnaya Cydonia oblonga Russian Quince Shrub
Heavy Yields and Easy Care

Aromatnaya Cydonia oblonga Russian Quince Shrub

Bareroot
Item # 47638
$34.95
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Needs no pollinator to fruit heavily beginning just 2 to 3 years after planting.

Excellent disease resistance.
'Aromatnaya' is easy to cultivate and exceptional in flower and fruit, a Russian Quince that needs no pollinator, offers attractive blooms in addition to its fruits, and is a very heavy bearer. This small tree from Russia begins spring with large white blooms, followed by huge, waxy, highly fragrant yellow fruit with a sweet citrus aroma and delicious lemony flavor. Quince is used in jams and baked goods in much of Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, but the tender, fruit of this tree is so delicious you will probably eat it raw!

'Aromatnaya' is one of the most disease-resistant Russian Quinces, and is entirely self-fertile, needing no pollinator to set fruit. Expect it to begin fruiting 2 to 3 years after planting. Easy, distinctive, and fun! Zones 4-9.

Genus Cydonia
Species oblonga
Variety 'Aromatnaya'
Item Form Bareroot
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Season Early Spring - Late Spring
Habit Upright
Plant Height 10 ft - 15 ft
Additional Characteristics Edible
Bloom Color White
Bloom Season Spring
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Ornamental
Restrictions Canada, Hawaii, Oregon, Puerto Rico, California, Guam, Virgin Islands

The dry, sparse appearance of bareroot perennials can be alarming to the novice gardener, but in reality ordering bare root is often the smarter choice. Foliage and blooms can be seductive, but the health and long-term potential of a plant truly lies in its roots. Bareroot plants have several advantages over plants in containers—bare roots are less likely to be harmed in the shipping process, their timing is easier to control, and they are field-grown for larger, healthier root systems. This why Wayside Gardens has had great success with bare root plants, and you can too!

It is safer to ship plants in bareroot form because there is no risk in harming new growth, and therefore the plant actually has a better chance of making it safely into the customer’s garden.

And thanks to refrigerated storage, the timing of bareroot perennials can be precisely controlled. “(Bareroot perennials) are dormant,” explains JPPA Lead Horticulturist Benjamin Chester, “But as soon as they leave the refrigerated storage they’ll begin breaking dormancy.” And once the plant ‘wakes up’, it is ready to begin the growing season in earnest, which means it will quickly catch up to the level of container plants.

The most important benefit of bareroot perennials is that they can be field grown rather than confined to containers. The bareroot Cherry Cheesecake Hibiscus pictured hereperfectly illustrates the difference between a field-grown perennial and a containerized one. Wayside Gardens used to offer this variety in a quart container, like the Monarda next to it. But the Hibiscus was simply too cramped in that space, so Wayside switched to growing it in the earth and selling it bare root. The result is a thick, fibrous mass of roots that used to fill up several cubic feet of soil and which, even in its bare, pruned form would be too large to fit back into the 1 Quart container. What a difference a little space makes! While small and slow-growing cultivars can start well in containers, large and vigorous cultivars need more room to stretch out and develop a solid root system.

Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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Plant the new Quince Revolution
EV from CO wrote (March 17, 2013):
Before planting 2 quince trees i did a bit of research. Historically quince were more popular than apples during the settlement of the "colonies". The quince of those times were quite different than today's variety. My quince trees have been thriving in our western Colorado sunny zone 5a/b climate. Sadly, no where in my research did I turn up anything about deer feeding on these trees. I'm here to tell you that our resident herd of Mule deer fed on my trees and ruined their nice shape. However - as the trees grow taller the branches will be out of reach and until then I'll keep the hog wire cages around them.
Beautiful! Incredible
Mike from PA wrote (April 11, 2012):
I planted my tree last year in the early spring. It had several flowers which resulted in the setting of three quince. Only one made it to maturity and it was great. Several neighbors asked what type of tree it is! They liked the leaves and the reddish-maroon bark. No special growing requirements besides watering once a week. I live on the 5C/6Z border zone and the quince is planted in clay soil.