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Last updated 14/05/20 10:00.
Commonly known as Common quince
Genus of one species of deciduous tree or shrub occuring at woodland margins and on rocky slopes in southwestern Asia.
The aromatic, edible fruit used for preserves and flavouring.
Not to be confused with the flowering quince, Chaenomeles
Fruit - Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit - attractive, shallowly bowl-shaped flowers are followed by aromatic, pear-like ornamental fruit, edible when cooked.
Tall Shrub - or tree
Additional Features - Good to know - - fruits best after a long, hot summer. Probably predates apple in cultivation and most historical references to apple relate to quince. Marmalade was originally quince jam.
Pests & Diseases - quince leaf blight, fireblight, mildew.
Place of origin - Asia
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -