Cydonia oblonga 'Quince of Portugal'

Cydonia oblonga 'Quince of Portugal'

Quince of Portugal

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'Quince of Portugal' is an old European selection of the Common Quince. This attractive shrub, to small tree produces highly aromatic medium sized knobby pear shaped yellow fruit. Like all quince, these are ideal for use in making preserves, pies and tarts. The cooked fruit turns rosy red.


Hardiness Zone: Zone 5 to Zone 8
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Shade
Height: 3.6 m to 4.5 m
Spread: 2.7 m to 3.6 m
Soil Requirements: Fertile, moisture retentive, well drained acidic soils
Bloom Time Mid spring
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Use: Specimen shrub, hedging, orchard plant, shrub borders, edible gardens, pollinator gardens
Flower Colour & Shape: Showy, fragrant solitary pink to white five petalled blooms, to 5 cm wide, produce medium sized, knobby pear shaped downy yellow fruit, edible after cooking
Foliage: Broadly ovate green leaves from 5 to 10 cm long, downy grey-green underneath. These turn rich yellow in autumn
Benefits: Edible fruit, beautiful flowers, fall colour, attracts bees and butterflies

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