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?