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Hi all

I'm setting up an allotment and am bordering sections with stepover apples and pears.  However, I'm also keen to grow Quince and wondered if you can do this as a stepover tree and if so how you'd do this/where to buy them?

The allotment rules prevent growing as a tree or larger espalier I'm afraid ...

Thanks for your help ...

I think quince are tip-bearing and dont produce many spurs so you probably wouldn't get very much fruit. I think they are usually grown as standards or bush trees.

Maybe you could have one in a large container but you might get away with a bush tree

Alan4711

Hi we started an allotment this year complete beginers,does step over mean low growing  as iv not heard it before

Alan4711

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Alan4711 wrote (see)

Hi we started an allotment this year complete beginers,does step over mean low growing  as iv not heard it before

Alan4711

Yes Alan-trained horizontally along wires around knee level-doesn't work for all types of fruit or all varieties-it is usually apples.

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Alan4711

So thats it now thats interesting  many thanks for that

Alan

Thanks everyone for your advice!

 

Bookertoo

We visted a garden, can't remember where, where they had some other fruits as well as apples as step overs - some kinds of pears (which surprised me very much) and I think a plum but cannot be sure of that.  I've always fancied it but really have nowhere to do it just now, another thing to put in the 'one day' box. 

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