Quince tree cutting - timing & instructions for the cut

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For a long time forgotten, he is experiencing a comeback today: the quince tree. But if you buy one, you have to cut it. Our guide shows how it's done.

Quince trees also need to be cut

Quince trees were not widely used in German gardens for a long time. In recent years, however, the Quittenbaum has made a comeback, not least because it is quite undemanding and easy to maintain. In addition, its fruits can be used in a very versatile way. For example, delicious jellies, juice or mush can be made from quince (reading tip: Preserving fruit - 4 possibilities presented).

Of course, if you own such a beautiful fruit tree or plant the quince tree in your garden, you will have to cut it. This is important to curb the growth of wild and, of course, to prevent infestation with the so-called leaf tan or fight. It is a very persistent fungal disease that can severely damage the quince tree.

But when exactly does the quince tree have to be cut and what should the cut look like? All of this is explained in more detail below.

Best time for the cut

The best time for a pruning of the quince tree is in spring before the onset of flowering. However, you should absolutely wait until no more severe frost is expected, otherwise parts of the tree could freeze to death. If it is too cold, the wood of the tree also splits very easily. Spring is therefore also the perfect time for a cut, because the quince tree is then not fully in the juice.

If, however, you notice small, red spots on the leaves of your quince tree, or if the leaves even turn brown and die off, then you must immediately make a cut. Then her quince tree is attacked by the so-called leaf tan.

Instructions for the quince tree cut

➤ Step 1:

Disinfect tool

Before you can start, you should know that only sharp tools should be used for cutting. This is very important because it is the only way to prevent bruises and cracks on the wood and thus to prevent infections. Damaged areas on the wood are finally always ideal breeding ground for germs and fungi.

In addition, the tool should always be clean to prevent the transmission of diseases of other trees. Saws and scissors that you want to use to cut the quince tree should therefore always be disinfected before use.

➤ Step 2:

Quince tree-cutting

Now it is up to you to decide if you want to cover up or get your quince tree. Both are explained here in more detail.

Aus Treetop cover:

Compared to other fruit trees, you do not have to cut the quince tree very much. Actually, it is enough if you clear it out from time to time. Every two to three years is enough. However, if the treetop is very densely overgrown, you should light up your quince tree more often. This is important so that the leaves can dry better and the tan thus has no chance.

In Treetop into a broad shape:

If you want to shape the treetop, make sure that the crown stays as light and airy as possible. In the first few years you should try to make the treetop a bit wider, because then a lot of sun comes to the surface. So cut out the right branches here and bring the tree into shape so slowly. In addition, in between, you must also remove all branches and branches that grow down and inside.

But in the early years you can also broaden the ladders by adding weights. Three to four of these leaders should be in as horizontal a line as possible, so that the tree can grow nicely in width.

➤ Step 3:

Wonder closure means

When you are done with the quince tree cut, then you should necessarily treat larger cut surfaces with a miracle sealant. This will prevent the interfaces from drying out, dying off and even being attacked by fungi. (Reading tip: Handling interfaces on trees correctly)

Simply pick up some of the wound closure agent with a brush and seal the cut surfaces completely. It is best if you even apply some of the miracle sealant two centimeters beyond the edge of the wound. Incidentally, this is always an important step when cutting woody plants.

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