Cydonia oblonga

Botanical Name: Cydonia oblonga

Common Name(s): Quinces

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Description:

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.

Family: Rosaceae

Synonym: Cydonia vulgaris

Botanical Pronunciation: sigh-DOH-nee-uh ob-LON-guh

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Deciduous
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Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Moderate Watering
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Pruning Required

Common Pests and Diseases

Codling moth; fruit fly; stem borer beetles; black spot.

Flowers

Foliage

Fruit

Description:
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.



Harvest

Pick fruit when yellow, smooth and fuzz- free. Store separately because of the strong aroma.

Maintenance

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.

 

Origin

Asia

 

Planting Instructions

Space about 4m apart.

Size

4 m *

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