This classic variety, Orange Quince 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.
Once very popular and now hard to find, Orange Quince deserves to be more widely planted in our gardens and landscapes. An attractive, spreading, small tree, Quince is adorned with large, cup-shaped, pink and white flowers in the spring followed by bountiful crops of large, bright yellow, sweetly aromatic fruit in late fall. High in Vitamin C and pectin, Quince makes delicious preserves and baked goods.
Quince like half day to full sun and grows well in most soils. It grow 10-12 ft. in height at maturity and is hardy to at least minus 25 degree F. Quince trees can bear 100 pounds or more of fruit, which ripen from late September into October. Quince is generally pest and disease free.
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 25º 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