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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
Other common names
quince 'Meech's Prolific'
Cydonia are large deciduous shrubs with simple, ovate leaves and 5-petalled, bowl-shaped pink or white flowers, followed by pear-like fruits, edible when ripe
'Meech's Prolific' produces regular crops of pear-shaped fruit with good flavour
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or South-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a warm, sheltered spot as flowers are susceptible to frost and warm conditions are needed for the fruit to ripen well. Tolerant to a wide range of soil, but will do best where soil is deep and moisture retentive, so long as it is not prone to waterlogging. Further quince cultivation advice
It can be established on its own root and propagated from semi-ripe cuttings in summer, but it is often propagated by grafting onto a clonal rootstock for fruit. The rootstock will determine the size of the plant
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally pest free, can be occasionally affected by pests that can affect apples and pears such as caterpillars and aphids
Can suffer from quince leaf blight, brown rot, fireblight and powdery mildews
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