Quince

Scientific Name: 
Cydonia oblonga
Family Name: 
Rosaceae
Place of Origin: 
Southwest Asia
Plant Description: 
Small tree with fruit of golden yellow colour when mature and pear shaped 7-12cm long. Flowers are produced in the spring after the leaves and are white or pink in colour.
Plant Height: 
5-8m
Plant Width: 
4-6m
Plant Use: 
Edible
Beverage
Medicinal
Craft/Construction/Fibre
Danger
Harvest Period: 
Pick fruit before the first frosts
Of Interest: 
Super sour unless cooked, quince has made a come back as a gourmet paste to enjoy with cheese and crackers. Can also be used to make wine and jam. (Seeds can be toxic if eaten in large amounts). Pits are also used for medicine to aid sore throats.
Plant Type: 
Small Tree
Climate: 
Cool
Temperate
Cool Temperate
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Deciduous

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