Pineapple Quince


Pineapple Quince

Cydonia oblonga 10-25'

Named by Luther Burbank for the pineapple-like flavor of the fruit when made into jelly.

A small tree with aromatic fruit shaped like a cross between a pear and an apple. Usually eaten in stews, marmalades and jellies.

Large smooth light golden-yellow fruit with tart white flesh. Good for fresh eating, jelly or winemaking.

Late bloomer ripens in late summer. Z4. (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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