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Vranja Quince Tree

Quince Fruit Trees
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Bumper crops of large yellow quince can be expected from this variety. Vranja quince have excellent flavour and fragrance. Often used to enhance apple pies, quince can also be used in jams, jellies and marmalades.

Soft pink flowers in April and large rounded leaves with drooping branches and good autumn yellow colour make this a very attractive garden tree. The RHS has recognised this Quince variety with the Award of Garden Merit.

The full latin name of this popular variety is Cydonia oblonga Vranja Nenadovic! A bit of a tongue twister so it's commonly just called Vranja but we know some customers like to check the full nomenclature.

  • Use: Cooking
  • Cropping period: Mid season (October)
  • Flavour: Fragrant
  • Heritage: Serbia 1800
  • Pollination group: Self Fertile
  • Height in 10 years*: Quince A 4-5m

*This is an indication of the un-pruned height of this variety of quince tree on the different rootstocks in 10 years. Variations on these heights will occur when different factors are introduced such as planting position, pruning, geography etc.

Planting advice for Vranja Quince Trees

Our pot grown Vranja Quince trees can be planted at any time of the year, whereas bare root quince trees need to be planted between November and March. Quince trees should be spaced according to their rootstock, for example a Quince A (semi-vigorous) rootstock will require approx. 3 metres between trees, whereas a Quince C (dwarf) rootstock will require approx. 2 metres between trees.

Prepare the site by removing weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a square hole slightly deeper than your root mass and 3x as wide. Sprinkle root grow in the hole to help your tree establish.

Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost , fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. Use a stake and tie to anchor the roots, allowing it to establish more easily.

Watering Vranja Quince Trees

If you’re planting Vranja Quince in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first few months and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. Once you see your fruits begin to swell, water again.

Tip: To check if the soil requires further water, dig a finger down into the soil, a few centimetres and if the soil feels even slightly moist, it does not need further watering. If it feels dry, water and repeat this test again.

Keep the area free of competing grass and weeds for several growing seasons.

Pruning advice for Vranja Quince Trees

It is important to prune your quince tree for the first few years after planting to ensure a healthy, goblet-like shape. Your tree should have one central leader and several side shoots. Straight after planting, remove the lowest laterals and prune the rest back to about 10-15cm in length. Carry out this type of formative pruning in early spring whilst your tree is still dormant.

In the following years, remove any shoots growing out of the trunk to maintain a clear stem. Also remove any crossing, diseased or damaged branches. If your tree is looking overcrowded, remove some of the larger branches to open up the canopy. Carry out this type of pruning between November and March.

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We have one of the widest range of trees in the UK, and for those plants which we cannot despatch next day we will normally despatch within 4 weeks. The despatch time for different products will be confirmed when products are added to your shopping basket

We will only want to deliver your orders when they are perfect for planting! Depending on the season and how well the plants are growing, we will give our best estimates of the despatch dates for pre-orders.  These dates may vary and by species and while we will always try to deliver within these timeframes if the expected despatch does change then we will notify you by email.

Special Orders
Orders containing pleached or mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) are delivered within 3 weeks. They require specialist delivery and are grouped geographically. Any customers ordering pleached or mature trees will be contacted and notified of their delivery date.

If your trees are required by a specific date, please let us know as soon as possible; while we can’t offer any guarantees we will always do our best to accommodate you. You can leave instructions in the notes field on the Delivery Page of the Checkout or send us an email at [email protected].

Please note that orders are shipped once all the trees in the order are ready.

Collections are by appointment only at our West Yorkshire-based nursery. If you would like to place an order for collection, please get in touch before placing your order. You will not be charged a delivery cost for a collection and any delivery cost that has been applied will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem tree: Classic tree with one trunk, pruned for a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted tree: A height next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Ideal for small spaces.

Feathered tree: Branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem tree: Two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that give the appearance of a bushy multi stem tree.

Climber: Naturally climbing plant. Usually delivered running up a cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height.


Plant Specification Rootstock Root type age fruit Price Quantity Qty
Vranja Quince Tree Rootstock: Quince A (semi-vigorous) Root type: Bare root age fruit: 2 year old tree / 120-150cm Vranja Quince Tree Price £30 (VAT Free)
Quince A (semi-vigorous) Bare root 2 year old tree / 120-150cm £30 (VAT Free)
Ready by: 30th Nov 2023
Ready by: 30th Nov 2023
Vranja Quince Tree Rootstock: Quince A (semi-vigorous) Root type: 12L pot* age fruit: 2 year old tree / 150-190cm Vranja Quince Tree Price £60 (VAT Free)
Quince A (semi-vigorous) 12L pot* 2 year old tree / 150-190cm £60 (VAT Free)
Vranja Quince Tree Rootstock: Quince Eline (dwarf) Root type: 12L pot* age fruit: 2 year old tree / 120-150cm Vranja Quince Tree Price £60 (VAT Free)
Quince Eline (dwarf) 12L pot* 2 year old tree / 120-150cm £60 (VAT Free)
Total: £0 (VAT Free)