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Cydonia oblonga 'Serbian Gold' (Quince 'Serbian Gold')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
4m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cydonia oblonga 'Serbian Gold'

Other names

Quince 'Serbian Gold', Cydonia oblonga 'Leschovach', Cydonia oblonga 'Leskovak', Cydonia oblonga 'Leskovacz'

Genus

Cydonia Cydonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Serbian Gold' _ 'Serbian Gold' is a rounded, deciduous shrub or small tree with broadly ovate, dark green leaves, grey-downy beneath and turning yellow in autumn. Solitary, white to pale pink flowers bloom from the leaf axils in mid- to late spring, followed by large, fragrant, rounded, golden-yellow, edible fruit ready for harvest in early to mid-autumn.


Cydonia oblonga 'Serbian Gold' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Broad-crowned, Rounded

Flower

Pink, White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Codling moth , Fruit tree red spider mite Codling moth , Fruit tree red spider mite

Diseases

No particular resistance or susceptibility to diseases.

Brown rot on fruits , Fireblight , Powdery mildew Brown rot on fruits , Fireblight , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Suitable for all training forms. For the first 3-4 winters, prune to establish a framework of fruiting spurs. Keep the centre open. Thereafter, prune lightly in winter, removing no more than 1/4 of the oldest branches.

Propagation

Trees are self-fertile.

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Hardwood cuttings, Semi-ripe cuttings


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Where to grow

Cydonia oblonga 'Serbian Gold' (Quince 'Serbian Gold') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Architectural, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Though tolerates a range of soil conditions, prefers deep, fertile, moist but well-drained to moisture retentive soil (except waterlogged) in a warm, sheltered, sunny spot. Fertilise in late winter. Water regularly through dry periods. Self-fertile

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Cydonia oblonga 'Serbian Gold'

Other names

Quince 'Serbian Gold', Cydonia oblonga 'Leschovach', Cydonia oblonga 'Leskovak', Cydonia oblonga 'Leskovacz'

Genus

Cydonia Cydonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Serbian Gold' _ 'Serbian Gold' is a rounded, deciduous shrub or small tree with broadly ovate, dark green leaves, grey-downy beneath and turning yellow in autumn. Solitary, white to pale pink flowers bloom from the leaf axils in mid- to late spring, followed by large, fragrant, rounded, golden-yellow, edible fruit ready for harvest in early to mid-autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Broad-crowned, Rounded


Colour

Flower

Pink, White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Codling moth , Fruit tree red spider mite

Diseases

No particular resistance or susceptibility to diseases.

Specific diseases

Brown rot on fruits , Fireblight , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Suitable for all training forms. For the first 3-4 winters, prune to establish a framework of fruiting spurs. Keep the centre open. Thereafter, prune lightly in winter, removing no more than 1/4 of the oldest branches.

Propagation

Trees are self-fertile.

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Hardwood cuttings, Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cydonia oblonga 'Serbian Gold' (Quince 'Serbian Gold') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Architectural, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Though tolerates a range of soil conditions, prefers deep, fertile, moist but well-drained to moisture retentive soil (except waterlogged) in a warm, sheltered, sunny spot. Fertilise in late winter. Water regularly through dry periods. Self-fertile

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Cydonia oblonga 'Serbian Gold' (Quince 'Serbian Gold')

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Cydonia oblonga 'Serbian Gold' (Quince 'Serbian Gold')

Common pest name

Round headed apple tree borer

Scientific pest name

Saperda candida

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

American wood boring beetle; single European incursion into a German Island in the Baltic; limited likelihood of introduction into the UK due to small volume of trade and import inspections. Possible EU listing will limit risk further.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Cydonia oblonga 'Serbian Gold' (Quince 'Serbian Gold')

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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