At the turn of the century, most American rural families had a Quince tree in their yard.  Today they are almost forgotten and need to be revived. They grow on small beautiful trees and are an ideal backyard fruit tree.

Raintree offers an outstanding collection of Quinces including several that are sweeter than other quinces.

Also, flowering Quince bushes have edible fruit. They make great edible hedges.

Useful Facts

Pollination: The Cydonia or Quince trees are self fertile. The Clhaenomeles or flowering quince bushes need two varieties to pollInize.
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5-9
Sun or shade: Sun
Plant spacing: 12-15 foot for Quince trees. 8-10' for flowering quince bushes. The bushes have a very spreading habit.
Harvest and storage: September-October
Origin: Turkey is a leading grower of Quince trees.
Method of propagation: Cydonia is best grafted on Quince rootstocks.
Life expectancy: 50 years or more.
Years to first fruit: 2-4
Yield: 15 or more pounds per tree.

How to Grow

Soil requirements: Quince can be grown in a wide variety of soils and tolerate wetter soils.
Pruning: Quince bear on new wood, often off small branches that come off of long new shoots,  so prune to encourage vigorous new growth.

How to Use

In the landscape: Flowering Quince bushes are beautiful in the early spring, loaded with multi colored flowers. They make a 6-8' tall, great hedge.
In the kitchen: They are so aromatic they infuse an area with a pineapple like fragrance. They make great jelly and are used in many recipes.

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Garden Center Fall Hours: Monday-Thursday 10-4.