‘Aromatnaya’ Quince

Cydonia oblonga 10-25'

A small tree with aromatic fruit shaped like a cross between a pear and an apple. Usually eaten in stews, marmalades and jellies. Fedco grower Carol Armatis gave us jelly she made from this cultivar, which she has growing in Newport. It was fantastic! Citrusy, fragrant with an orangey-pink hue—not like anything we’ve tasted. Sometimes added to hard cider.

Large white to pink flowers. Wood of mature trees becomes impressively gnarled and twisted. This hardy Russian variety was bred for disease resistance, yet is susceptible to fireblight. Ripens in October in central Maine. Z4/5. (3-6' bare-root trees)

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Not to be confused with Flowering Quince, the ornamental shrub Chaenomeles, which has smaller fruit.

Similar soil requirements to other fruit trees: Plant in full sun, and space 15-20' apart. Prune like an apple tree. Needs protection from apple borers. Fruits may not ripen in the coldest areas.

Self-fruitful but planting more than one will give better yields. Native to Asia.

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About Quince.