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botanical name:
Cydonia oblonga
Cydonia oblonga © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Quince
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 7.00m
width: 6.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: yellow
stem/bark: brown
main season:
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 8
description:
Attractive tree producing edible fruit. Saucer shaped soft white or very pale rosy-pink flowers in spring. Rounded or pear shaped yellow fruits in late summer or early autumn.

cultivation:
Fertile, moist, well drained soil in full sun. Fruiting is best in areas with long, hot summers.
May be fan trained against a wall.
If required, prune when dormant in late autumn or winter.

propagation:
From seed or by hardwood cuttings or layering.

usage:
Fruits are use to make quince jelly.
Various medicinal uses including the treatment of sore throats and digestive problems. Use in Chinese medice.
The fruit was once used to make a wine, which was reputed to be beneficial to asthma sufferers.


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