Japonica — planting and care
All fruit trees have their value. But japonica, perhaps, can become a leader among them.
And, despite the astringent taste of the fruit, this culture is very popular.
Especially the beautiful flowering quince, which is often cultivated as an ornamental plant.
Japonica — landing
Before buying the Japan quince (also known as quince), you should make sure that it fits your climate, which should be soft enough. Temperatures below -30º this culture will not survive.
Not like a tree to spend the winter under the snow, so feels comfortable only in the southern regions.
And even here, the japonica will have to find a «warm place», protected from drafts, but well lit. A good choice would be a small hill, where snow accumulates and in rainy weather is not stagnant moisture.
Fit Japanese quince best to implement the «black couple». Therefore, the site should be prepared in advance, even in the fall, removing all weeds and Perekopa the ground.
If the soil is infertile, or heavy, you need to make fertilizer (potassium and phosphorus), compost of manure and of peat, sand and leaf soil.
Features planting quince
Plant Japanese quince is recommended in the second year of life, stand the plant in a container. Not recommended for single planting of Japanese quince – these trees grow best with groups that look good, for example, as a hedge along the garden alleys.
The scheme of planting Japanese quince
Place the quince bushes should be spaced two feet apart in a row. Between the rows should follow a distance of 1 m.
The hole for planting quince dug in diameter and two feet in depth, sufficient for proper planting. That is, the root collar of the Bush is strictly for land line (not rising and not buried).
Under the roots of the quince will have to make nutritious «cushion» of humus, superphosphate, ash, or saltpeter. So the optimal depth
can be considered as 0.8 m.
To quince bushes were lush, it is necessary to conduct agriculture land around them: the removal of weeds, tilling the land, mulching.
To feed the japonica may be available from the third year after planting plants in the open ground.
Spring make quince potassium fertilizer (100 g), superphosphate (300 g) and compost (bucket). Liquid fertilizer added in summer: poultry manure, or nitrate.
In winter, the bushes of Japanese quince covered fir spruce branches, covered with leaves or wrapped.