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Fruit trees for sale | Quince Fruit Trees.

Blackmoor Nursery is one of very few Nurseries in the UK offering gardeners the opportunity to buy Quince fruit trees direct from our Nursery. 

All orders are despatched in one delivery. If your order contains both bare root and container grown plants then we can only despatch when all plants are ready. 

Any Bare Root Quince fruit trees - Availability means available for supply from Nov to April.

Any Container grown Quince fruit trees -Availability means available for supply now. 

How tall will my Quince tree grow?

Rootstocks Guide for Quince Trees - All grafted onto the QA rootstock. See the chart below, all of our fruit trees are labelled using these codes. 

The dwarf range will grow to approximately 2 metres. 

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Bare Root = Field grown trees that have been freshly lifted and supplied with no soil around the roots. Only available during the dormant period November-April.

1 Year Maiden = A one year old tree and the size depends on the variety but in general they will be 125cm in height and will have some side branches. 

7 or 10 Litre = Container grown and can be planted all year round. The size refers to the number of litres of compost that the container holds.

2 Year Bush = A two year old tree that has been pruned back in the first winter to form a bush shape. Generally trees will be 140-160cm in height with multiple side branches. This height guide is an end of summer height.


For most fruits choose a warm sheltered position avoiding wet or shaded spots, although soft fruit will tolerate some shade. Avoid north walls except when planting blackberries which will crop successfully, albeit, a little later in the season. Crops are likely to be sparse in frosty situations. If birds are troublesome a fruit cage can be erected.

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Collection - If you would like to collect your trees then use this option. Note the collection is from the Wholesale Nursery office between Monday-Friday only. Please allow 1 working days for your order to be processed prior to collection date.

We are not a Garden Centre or retail Nursery. Orders can be placed via our website and the collection option can be selected at the checkout. Your order will then be ready for you to collect during our normal opening hours which are Monday-Friday 07.30-16.30. Our plants are grown in fields that can be 2 miles away from our office so it is not possible to just turn up and select your own trees.

Delivery Charges - The delivery charge is worked out from the weight and the size of the plant. We have several rates that apply to UK mainland addresses. A delivery charge of £9.95 is for all single tree orders. £11.40 if more than one tree.

To take advantage of a promotional code or gift voucher this must be entered into the redeem code box at the checkout. Discounts cannot be given once an order is completed and any codes have not been used.

Meech's Prolific

Quince Fruit Trees | Genus Cydonia oblonga | Meech's Prolific Quince Trees For Sale | Buy Online

Quince Meech's Prolific fruit trees - Carries good crops of large, highly scented golden fruit - they can be huge - up to 1/2 Kg each which are ready for picking in October. Quinces originally came from Iranian mountain slopes - which can get cold in winter so they are extremely hardy. Producing beautiful flowers in the spring. Meech's Prolific makes delicious jellies and pie fillings when combined with apples or jelly or marmalade when used on their own. Pick fruits in October. Meech's Prolific is a self fertile quince.

Size and shape of Meech's Prolific quince trees for sale below.

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14 Jun 18 | Deborah Williams

I ordered a Quince Meeche's Prolific as a gift. Delivery was very sensibly delayed because the weather was so bad. Delivery was eventually made to suit the recipient who was delighted with the size and quality of the tree. It has now produced its first flower. Happy customer and happy recipient.

21 Feb 14 | Dawn M

Quality bare root. Looking forward to the flowers as much as the fruit.

13 Mar 13 | Annette

Great Website! Great Service! Great Packaging! Great Tree! What more can I say!

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Cydonia oblonga Quince Meech's Prolific Growing Tips.

Quinces tolerate a range of soil but grow best in a deep, fertile, moisture-retentive soil.  Although they are hardy, they need a warm, sunny, sheltered spot, as the flowers are susceptible to frost, and sun is needed for the fruit to ripen.

In southern England they can be grown in the open, but farther north it is best planted in a sheltered position, for example against a wall with a south or south-west aspect.

Plant new Quince trees between November and March. Bush trees should be about 3.5m (12ft) apart Stake trees for the first three or four years.

Quinces are self-fertile and usually start cropping when four - five years old.

As with any fruiting tree, feeding and mulching is important. In February apply a general fertiliser, such as Growmore for example, at 100g per sq m (3oz per sq yd). In late March, apply sulphate of ammonia at 35g per sq m (1oz per sq yd). Mulch in early spring with well-rotted farmyard manure or compost, keeping the material clear of the tree trunk. Water well in dry during dry spells in spring and summer.

Harvesting The fruits should be left on the tree as long as possible to develop their flavour, provided there is no danger of frost. They usually ripen in late October or early November when they will be golden-coloured and aromatic. Only undamaged fruits should be picked and then stored in a cool, dark place on shallow trays. Ensure the fruits do not touch, and do not wrap them. Allow them to mellow for six and eight weeks before use. Quinces are strongly aromatic so avoid storing with other fruits. They will keep for two or three months.

Pruning and training Quinces fruit mostly on the tips of the shoots made the previous year. They do not form many fruiting spurs. Prune and train in the dormant season between late autumn and early spring. The branch framework is developed along the same lines as for an apple. After the fourth year, only light pruning is necessary, apart from the occasional removal of crowding or low-lying branches.