Luther Burbank required over 50,000 seedlings to produce this quince species. It won the Wilder medal at the meeting of the American Pomological Society in Washington in 1891; he named it after Professor Van Deman, who headed the Department of Pomology of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It is very prolific, hardy, and is regarded in many parts of the East as almost the only quince worth raising. Fruit large, oblong-pear shaped, bright yellow-orange; flesh pale yellow with a good, spicy flavor. Early ripening. Heavy bearing and hardier than most cultivars. Developed by Luther Burbank late 1800's.
Considerations for Van Deman Quince
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Uses:Cider, Desserts / Pies, Cooking / Sauces
Harvest Period:Very Late
Origin Date: California 1890's
Storage:3 Months or More
Years to Bear:1-3 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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