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Barry

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Flowering quince dilema
« on: February 10, 2010, 06:30 PM »
I just received a flowering quince which is not dormant. I don't know whether to put it in a
 greenhouse kept at 33 - 35 degrees  or in a cool room indoors. It arrived with a few open flowers.
 

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Re: Flowering quince dilema
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2010, 09:11 PM »
Could you go to your profile and fill in the info about your location? 

Either way, if you can keep the tree above freezing, but barely, you'll delay the inevitable (that your tree is waking up).  If you put it indoors it will go ahead and wake up and the growth won't be what you'd want.
 

Barry

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Re: Flowering quince dilema
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2010, 10:15 PM »
Thanks, I did put it the greenhouse. I was just concerned since I have no experience with japanese quince.
 

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Re: Flowering quince dilema
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2010, 12:05 PM »
I keep my flowering quince overwintered in my detached, unheated garage which has been staying between 32 and 40 this winter.  They actually leafed out a week ago and seem to be doing just fine.  I think they break dormancy earlier than your typical deciduous tree.
 

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Re: Flowering quince dilema
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2010, 01:41 PM »
I usually keep my flowering quinces outside all year round, they do require cold temperatures to flower profusely.

By the way, mine have also started breaking dormancy.
 

Barry

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Re: Flowering quince dilema
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2010, 07:36 PM »
I keep the temp in the greenhouse pretty low. Its mostly to protect from the cold winds here. My garage is really dark and this quince has leaves and buds that are opening. Its looking pretty happy in the greenhouse today. Thanks to all of you for your responses.
 

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Re: Flowering quince dilema
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2010, 08:11 PM »
Barry,
Greetings, please follow bwaynef's advice and list where you are. Don't worry no one is coming by and you don't need to be to specific. 1st go to the Profile section above and click, in the new window that opens click on the  forum profile information under the modify profile on the left. Then in that new window fill in as much as you like but please fill in your location. If you don't wish to be specific like Chicago IL. You can say Northern Illinois or central New York.

It just makes it easier to know where a question is coming from or where your thoughts are. I'm sure my conditions in Northern Vermont USDA grow zone 3B is going to yield different advice and results than someone in southern Texas.

my 2 cents
Jay
 

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Re: Flowering quince dilema
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2010, 08:56 PM »
I'm in NY, NY and Not worried... If you do stop by I'll at least offer you a cup of coffee!
 

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Re: Flowering quince dilema
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2010, 12:25 PM »
Got a picture? Mine are still on the verge of blooming- budded up in the cold storage for the past 6 weeks- maybe a few days in the 40's will help them to pop. JOhn
 

Barry

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Re: Flowering quince dilema
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2010, 07:14 PM »
I'll try to take one this week
 

Barry

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Re: Flowering quince dilema
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2010, 06:24 PM »
here's the picture
 

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Re: Flowering quince dilema
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2010, 12:36 PM »
This one spent the winter outside in Oregon.
That included a 5-day stretch with temps in the low twenties.
Recently, it has been much warmer than normal.
Then, last night, it snowed.
I think your quince will be fine in the greenhouse.
Chris
 

Barry

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Re: Flowering quince dilema
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2010, 07:19 PM »
Yes, its doing fine