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Cydonia oblonga

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Quince is a member of the Cydonia family. Its botanical name is Cydonia oblonga.

Small fruit tree (Cydonia oblongata) in the rose family. The raw golden-yellow fruit has a strong fragrant aroma and astringent taste; it takes on a pink colour when cooked and makes an excellent preserve.1

Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Pale pink. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Golden yellow.

A type of flowering edible fruit / ornamental, it mainly grows as a deciduous plant - which means that it sheds leaves annually.

Normally grows with a tree habit.

Uzbekistan is believed to be where Quince originates from.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Quince have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Quince

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Sun

  • High

Quince prefers to grow inland because in moist, coastal areas they are more likely to be attacked by fleck, which is a streaking of the wood caused by insect attacks. They also cannot grow in places where the temperature drops below -15 degrees F (-25 degrees C), but must have a cool period during winter in order to produce fruit. It is best to grow more than one quince tree and more than one variety. While quince trees are capable of self-pollination, they produce more fruit when they are cross-pollinated. Suckers should be removed. If grown from seeds, expect fruits in about 5 years. 2

Quince likes a position of full sun / partial sun and remember to water often. Quince needs a loamy, clay and sandy soil with a ph of 4.0 to 6.5 (moderately acidic soil - weakly acidic soil). Quince is generally regarded as a very hardy plant, so this plant will tend to go dormant over the long winter months.

See our list of companion Plants for Quince to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Quince from seed

Transplanting Quince

Quince is very hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Quince

When fruit turns a golden yellow it is time to harvest. Can be left in the tree longer but should be picked before the first frost.3

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