CYDONIA

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 is used for preserves and flavouring.

Not to be confused with the flowering quince, Chaenomeles

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • 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
  • Full sun
  • 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 Probably predates apple in cultivation and most historical references to apple relate to quince.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
Cydonia - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of CYDONIA

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CYDONIA oblonga 'Vranja'

CYDONIA oblonga 'Vranja'

Common quince

white or pale rose flowers with large golden yellow fruits in October which are suitable for jam making

 
Large
£60.00 each 
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