This classic variety is prized for its good crops of very large, bright yellow fruit. Weighing a pound or more, this aromatic and flavorful fruit has light orange flesh and makes delicious and attractive preserves and baked goods.
Latin Name: Cydonia oblonga
Site and Soil: Quince likes full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Quince is self-fertile.
Hardiness:Quince is hardy to minus 25?F or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 100+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Quince is not bothered by pests. While not usually a problem in the Pacific Northwest, Fire Blight can be a affect Quince is some regions of the US.
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: 2-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34, 35, 37, 39