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Germination of

Cydonia Oblonga

Quince Fruit Tree - Cydonia oblonga, Quince

Cydonia Oblonga

Cydonia oblonga, commonly known as quince, is a deciduous tree or shrub that produces fragrant, edible fruit. Quince seeds are often used for propagation and can be sown directly in the ground or in containers. The seeds should be cleaned and soaked in water for 24 hours before planting. Plant the seeds 1 inch deep in well-draining soil, and keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Germination typically occurs within 2 to 3 weeks, but it can take up to 3 months for the seeds to sprout.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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