Search Our Plant Directory
Botanical Name: Cydonia oblonga
Common Name(s): Quinces
Quinces have been around since ancient times. They are easy to grow and do well everywhere except subtropical areas. Trees are self-fertile. Quince fruit ripens once it has been picked and has a lovely aroma.
Synonym: Cydonia vulgaris
Botanical Pronunciation: sigh-DOH-nee-uh ob-LON-guh
Common Pests and Diseases
Codling moth; fruit fly; stem borer beetles; black spot.
Quince fruit ripens once it has been picked and has a lovely aroma. Pick fruit when yellow, smooth and fuzz- free. Store separately because of the strong aroma.
Pick fruit when yellow, smooth and fuzz- free. Store separately because of the strong aroma.
They need to be watered thoroughly during summer and will not fruit well if they suffer from dry spells. Trees are only pruned to shape when young.
Space about 4m apart.
4 m *