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01/11/2012 at 12:05

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 ...

01/11/2012 at 13:33

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

01/11/2012 at 15:57

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

Alan4711

01/11/2012 at 16:02
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.

01/11/2012 at 16:11

Alan-take a look at this

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00c356s

 

01/11/2012 at 16:24

So thats it now thats interesting  many thanks for that

Alan

02/11/2012 at 11:24

Thanks everyone for your advice!

 

04/11/2012 at 13:21

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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