Quince (Cydonia oblonga)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Quince
Give a thumbs up Fruiting Quince

Botanical names:
Cydonia oblonga Accepted
Pyrus cydonia Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit:Shrub
Tree
Life cycle:Perennial
Sun Requirements:Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences:Mesic
Soil pH Preferences:Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness:Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone:Zone 9b
Plant Height:15 to 25 feet
Plant Spread:12 to 18 feet
Leaves:Deciduous
Fruit:Showy
Other: 3 inch, round to pear-like, bright yellow when ripe; each containing many seeds.
Flowers:Showy
Flower Color:Pink
White
Bloom Size:1"-2"
Flower Time:Spring
Underground structures:Taproot
Uses:Windbreak or Hedge
Edible Parts:Fruit
Eating Methods:Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant:Bees
Butterflies
Toxicity:Other: seeds
Propagation: Seeds:Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods:Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators:Various insects

Photo credit: Kor!An (Андрей Корзун)

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread TitleLast ReplyReplies
Can anyone help me identify this fruit? by BitaddictSep 1, 2017 9:12 PM6
Tree ID by drummd01Jul 13, 2017 4:38 PM7
Maybe a quince? by BoneheadApr 22, 2017 8:46 AM7

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