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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
FruitPlants which produce an edible or ornamental fruitAttractive, shallowly bowl-shaped flowers are followed by aromatic, pear-like ornamental fruit, edible when cooked.
Tall ShrubOr tree
Additional FeaturesGood to knowFruits 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 Probably predates apple in cultivation and most historical references to apple relate to quince.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 & DiseasesQuince leaf blight, fireblight, mildew.Place of originAsiaResistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil