An underwhelming quince tree



An underwhelming quince tree
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Some time ago, I ordered four fruit trees from Dobies of Devon: a medlar, a greengage, a damson and a quince.

The trees arrived yesterday, so I had to plant them hurriedly before the driving lesson because they arrived without any soil at all around their root, and I wasn’t sure how long they’d survive like that in the humid Scottish spring.

Three of the trees looked absolutely fine with lots of branches, but the quince is odd-looking.

It has nicely developed roots just like the other trees, but it has no branches at all – just look at the photo.

How did it come to look like this, and will it really grow branches on its own?

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