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Portugal Quince

Cultivar; Portugal

Clone Number; not enough data                               

Origin; South West Asia

Royalties/ Levies; not enough data

Yield; excellent

Fruit use; preserves, cooked or baked goods

Shelf-life; not enough data

Water requirements; 

Sun requirements; 6 to 8 hours per day

Chill hours; 300 to 500

Pruning; light pruning can be done between Autumn and leaf-break in spring, heavy pruning should be done in winter. Fruits on new wood, so prune yearly for optimal yields.

soil requirements; neutral clay or loam of  pH around 7

Soil depth; 1.5m

Fertiliser requirements; 20-20-20 or 20-30-20

Pollination requirements; self-fertile

Successful test-crosses; self

Bloom time; spring

Harvest time; autumn (march/April)

Vigor;  not enough data

Size and shape; not enough data

Tree age;  will start fruiting around year 3 to 5.

Average life span;  25 years of economic value, 50 years.

Susceptibility to pests and diseases; fire blight, leaf blight and false coddling moth

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