Variety description: A newly introduced variety of quince from the USDA pome fruit research station in Corvallis, Oregon. 'Claribel' was grown from open-pollinated seed from the Russian quince cultivar 'Maslenka Rannaya' and was received from the Vavilov Research Institute in Volgograd, Russia in 1990. This quince has stood out as superior, with larger fruit, greater production, good resistance to fungal diseases, and resistance to cracking following autumn rains.
Site requirements: Full sun location. Quince will grow in a range of soil types provided the planting location is well drained. Soil pH of 6.5 is ideal. Will grow to 12-15'.
Hardiness: USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: Grafted tree, 24" with strong central leader.
When we ship: Available for FALL 2017 shipping.
Shipping restrictions: Cannot ship to Canada.
Organically grown by Cricket Hill Garden, in compliance with CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge.