Quince trees often bear fruit the first year, and the fruit is tasty, crisp and aromatic. Quinces ripen during the summer and are easy to grow for baking into Quince pie, jelly, or exotic flavorings for fowl and meats. The size of quince varies from lemon size to larger than grapefruit, and the production of fruit is reliable from year to year. Improved quince hybrids usually mature the fruit in late summer.
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Planting a Quince Tree
The Quince tree is a rare Asian fruit tree related to the apple and pear tree. Immature Quince fruit is covered with fuzz somewhat like a peach but this fuzz mostly rubs off when fruit ripens from green to yellow. Quince trees are cold hardy and need cold frost to flower normally. While they do produce some fruit alone, Quince trees benefit greatly by having a second plant nearby for cross pollination.
The Quince tree is self pollinating, but the fruit of the Quince tree is larger and more Quince are produced if another different Quince tree cultivar is present.
Useful visual tips on how to properly plant a Quince Tree.