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Cathay Quince

Packet of 5 seeds, CAQU_S $3.20

One of the largest fruited quinces and probably one of the hardest fruits we have ever grown. The fruit is used for candy and makes a thick jelly. 

To germinate the seed:  Put in a plastic zip lock bag with moist media and store for 60-90 days in the refrigerator. The seeds will begin to sprout in the fridge after 60 days. Take the bag out and put at room temperature after dormancy. Seeds will sprout slowy but surely over the course of two weeks. Some seeds that do not sprout can be put back in the fridge for a couple of weeks and taken out again. This will speed dormancy and then sprouting.  Treat like you would an apple seedling. 

Plant Specs
Genus & Species Chaenomeles cathayensis
Seed Source Michigan, Ecos selection
Height (ft) 8-10
Climate Zone 6ish hardiness to zone 9
Ease of Cultivation An easy plant to grow from seed. The seeds sprout quickly after dormancy. You can direct seed them as well as put them in pots. The fruit is immense but what to do with it is a challenge as it needs to be processed to be used and enjoyed. This seed strain is one zone colder than others by making it to -15F a few times and even below. At -27 F it the planting died to the ground and then resprouted vigorous the next three years and then fruited again.

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