Deciduous – Sheds Its Leaves Annually
Full Sun – Prefers 6 or more hours of sun per day.
Frost Hardy – Can Handle frost without damage.
Moderate Watering – Requires Regular Watering.
Pruning Required – Needs to be Pruned.
Non Indigenous – Exotic to South Africa.
Space about 4m apart.
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.
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.
|Common pests and diseases||
Codling moth; fruit fly; stem borer beetles; black spot.
Pick fruit when yellow, smooth and fuzz- free. Store separately because of the strong aroma.
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
Cydonia oblonga requirements and features
Requires moderate maintenance.
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