Van Deman Quince Fruit Tree
Selected by Luther Burbank, America’s most famous plant breeder, Van Deman Quince bears good crops of large and delicious, bright yellow fruit. This spicy flavored Quince makes tasty preserves and baked goods.
Once very popular and now hard to find, 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: Van Deman Quince likes full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 25 F or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height
Fruit Skin: Bright yellow
Fruit Size: Large
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: 4-9