‘Smyrna’ Quince

Cydonia oblonga 10-25'

Brought from Smyrna, Turkey, by Californian GC Roeding, whose father Fred brought the famous Smyrna fig to the U.S.

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

Oblong furrowed pear-shaped fruit with golden-yellow skin and mild light yellow flesh. Pink flowers. Good keeper.

Ripens late summer to early fall. Z4/5. (3-6' bare-root trees)

480 ‘Smyrna’
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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.

For more info:
About Quince.