Gamboa Quince

Cydonia oblonga
An old quince variety originating from Portugal

Origin: Portugal

Pollination:  Gamboa is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop.

A guide to choosing Quince Trees

Gamboa Quince Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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History and description of Gamboa

Gamboa is an old quince originating in Portugal. The fruit is a long pointed pear shape. It ripens to a bright lemon yellow colour in October when it is ready for picking. The flesh is pale yellow, quite hard and acid. It breaks up quickly when cooked and makes a good ppink coloured jelly.

Main characteristics of Gamboa

Colour Yellow
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Oct
Season of use  Octo-Nov

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Tip-bearer
Cropping Good

Self fertility  Self Fertile