Anyone have success with Quince in Zone 4 US?
My quince is 8 years old and has been bearing fruit for about 5 years now. However, it always gets cold before the fruit is fully ripe. I even tried picking it before the first frost and ripening it indoors, but the fruit is not mature enough and usually just shrivels and rots.
I've been comparing the notes in my 2009 gardening journal with this year, and so far, because of the early spring and the warmer summer we're having, everything is ahead by about 2 weeks. I'm hoping that maybe this will be the year that I finally will get ripe quince.
Has anyone else ever had success growing and harvesting quince in Zone 4 US / Zone 5a Canada?