Related to pears and apples, more adaptable than either.
Adaptable to poor soil, wet and dry conditions.
Fruits make good pies and jelly.
Many people feel that a quince or two added to apple pie gives it an even better flavor. Pale yellow flesh turns red when cooked and makes outstanding jam, fruit butter, and fruit leather. Fruit hard like an apple, with a peachlike fuzzy skin.
BOTANICAL NAME Pseudocydonia sinensis
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: The fruit and germination is similar to European quince. Seeds need 3 months moist chilling period in a dark place before they will sprout-a jar with something moist (moss, cotton), but not wet stored in the refrigerator (not freezer) for 4 months will do this. Or just plant 1" deep in a pot outside where it can get 3 months below 40 degrees. Start in flats for first year, then transplant to a large pot for another year, then plant in a permanent spot.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Zones 4-9 /Height 10'/Matures 5-7 yrs
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Bee Friendly