Re: Grafting tree quince (Cydonia oblonga)?
I concur Jafar. About as easy as pears it seems.
John, My seedlings are pencil size or better when decapitated for grafting -- not all that big.
I put some medlars and a Seker Gevrek quince on them a few weeks ago. Nothing happened until this hot weather started up, now they are all bursting through the Doc Farwells.
I think you may have had a mishap somewhere, but that if you tried it again and kept them watered and fertilized, you would see results equivalent to pears and apples. I think it helps to keep all adventitous suckers rubbed off too. Are yours in full sunlight? Mine aren't. Not sure if that has anything to do with it.
Grafted quinces grow vegetatively for the first year, then all they want to do after that is flower. I had to pick all the flowers off these quinces going into their second season so I could get some decent upright growth.
Here is the bio on Seker Gevrek from Peoria Road repository:
A non-astringent quince cultivar; matures early October in Turkey and can be stored until February. The cultivar name means Sweet and Crispy in Turkish. 'Sekergevrek' means 'crackly sweet'
Edit: am doing either bark grafts or whip and tongues on these. Both seem good. If you have more scions, give 'er a try right now and paint the whole scion with glue to seal in the moisture. Beings there is no rain right now, I bet you could get away using school glue, like the elmers kind. I don't see why it could not work decently in dry weather. Slather it on richly.