Planting distances depend on the growth strength of the rootstock and the variety, as well as on the fertility of the soil.
The smaller distances are for weakly and moderately growing varieties, and the larger ones – for the strongly growing ones. For lighter soils, shorter distances are chosen, and for richer soils – vice versa.
The free-growing or improved-storey crown requires greater distances from the spindle. The following distances are recommended for:
- seed substrate: 5.0-6.0 m between rows and 4.0-5.0 m between trees in a row;
- quince pad MA: 3.5-4.0 m between rows and 1.5-2.0 m between the trees in order;
- quince rootstock BA29: 4.0 m between rows and 2.0-2.5 m between trees in a row.