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QUINCE - SMYRNA

Quince Smyrna Fruiting on the Tree in front of NurseryBotanical Name: Cydonia oblonga
Description

The quince is valued for its high pectin content and is used frequently in jams, jellies and cosmetics. This fruit is one of the few that must be cooked as it is too tart, hard and unpalatable to eat raw. The quince tree has been cultivated by people for thousands of years. Originating from Turkey and Iran this is a fruit with a fascinating history, it features strongly in the history and mythology of both Greece and Rome. Trees are very long lived and have a beautiful, gnarly twisted appearance, they are exceptionally hardy and can withstand both periods of dry and severe cold. Smyrna - A Turkish variety with extremely large fruit, light yellow flesh and bright yellow skin. It can be grown as an attractive tree (or multi-stemmed shrub) and has dark green foliage and a very showy bloom

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Plant Information or Specifications

Sub Categories (HashTags)

Jam Pickle And Preserve (#JamPickleAndPreserve)

Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Yes (Often below -2)

Amount of leaves in Winter?

No Leaves (Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

WA

Suitability in Pots

Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

5+ Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

March, April, May

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Quince - Smyrna

I have a friend who grew up near Mudgee, in an old hut, during the depression, with Dad away on the road a lot of the time. Food was what you could find [thank God for rabbits] and she found that quinces were delicious raw if you were really hungry. | Fay Carey - Tacoma, NSW 07-Dec-2005

Quince - Smyrna

Quinces are really just giant rose hips. Feed heavily with rose food when actively growing. Add potassium for extra flowers. Pulp can be cooked with sugar to make a fabulous black paste or with less sugar and cinnamon as a dessert fruit. | David White - Newcastle, NSW 04-Feb-2006

Quince - Smyrna

My first quince suffered from unknown leaf disease fungi's. (high rainfall and humidity). Replanting where drying air can circulate did the trick. | Arnold Thomas Garnsey - Elands, NSW 21-Mar-2008

Quince - Smyrna

Smyrna is a good variety but not the only one. NSW DPI is a good place to start. Fullers and Van Deman are great tasting so are the old colonial ones. Avoid some of the pumped up Americans such as Missouri Mammoth. There are new Asian varieties on the way | Lachlann - South Coast, NSW 09-Apr-2008

Quince Tree - Smyrna

Quinces can be cooked to perfection in a slow cooker. Peel, cut into eighths. Cover with a light sugar syrup and leave on low overnight. In the morning the house is filled with a wonderful scent and the fruit segments are ruby red. | Sylvia Tolhurst - Gosford, NSW 23-Sep-2009

Quince Tree - Smyrna

If you are impatient, grate the fruit and then cook in a sauce pan with sugar, stirring very frequently, and it'll be ready in 20 minutes... | Susan Bryant - Preston, VIC 29-Aug-2010

Quince Tree - Smyrna

Lazy-day recipe: I grate the quince, add lemon juice as it oxidises really quickly. I have sugar/water syrup always made up (for cocktails, etc)Cook on low 20mins in small amount of syrup, stir occasionally. Serve with custard or icecream. | Kerri Paine - Gosford, NSW 29-Feb-2012

Quince Tree - Smyrna

I planted my quince at 473m in the hills behind Sunshine Coast Queensland. I has 6 good fruit on it. | Jemma Gibson - Montville, QLD 12-Feb-2013

Quince - Smyrna

I use to love eating these as a kid. My mum would slice them into pieces and stew them in water with a small amount of sugar, just like stewed apples. The pieces would turn almost orange-red when cooking and smell delicious. Serve with custard. Yum! | Ian - Oakey, QLD. 12-Aug-2016
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Quince - Smyrna 9/10

KathK's Edible Fruits
Update: 457 days 19hrs

Comments: - Cut right back 2009, lost most of leaves winter 2010, then shot again-produced beautiful flowers & in 2017 enough quince to make quince paste

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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BJ11_old_address says... [2963 days 5hrs ago]
Kath, does your quince loose all its leaves in the warm Perth winter? I'm looking for something tough that will screen a window in summer but let light through in winter.
KathK says... [2962 days 8hrs ago]
Hi BJ-yes, it's pretty bare at the moment-I keep mine quite short so not sure how tall it would grow if left unchecked. I got mine from Tass 1 up the Swan Valley. Or what about a fig/mulberry? You can prune those really hard & they give great summer shade? Good luck with whatever you choose, Kath

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Quince - Smyrna (Grafted) 8/10

Jessica1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3303 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Much loved young tree. Can't wait for my first crop.

Planted: 2006

Height 6 Feet

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pruned By: 20% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow Manure

When I Fertilise: Yearly, Winter, Spring

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Quince - Smyrna (Seedling)

Robob's Edible Fruits
Update: 2950 days 8hrs

Comments: -

It was my favouritestewed fruit as a child

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

After Fruiting

Question:

hoe long will it take to fruit


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Quince - Smyrna (Seedling) 10/10

Cec1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3325 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Begining to flower and have grown near;y twice the size in the short time we have had them, current in pot to be put in ground this month

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

None required

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

 


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Quince - Smyrna (Grafted)

CJ1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2962 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Very vigorous grower, the first of the deciduous trees to bud.

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

 


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BJ11_old_address says... [2963 days 5hrs ago]
CJ, does your quince loose all its leaves in the warm Perth winters? If so - when does it tend to drop its leaves?
CJ1 says... [2962 days 7hrs ago]
Hi BJ, it has been very, very reluctant. Last weekend I gave it a good prune and removed the last of the leaves, which had changed colour but not quite dropped off. The tree is planted against a north-facing, cream-coloured fence, so that probably doesn't help!

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Quince - Smyrna (Grafted)

Daniuel's Edible Fruits
Update: 3103 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Seems to have settled in since planting, and has had several growth spurts. Has one tiny fruit on it at planting, but it dropped off. I hope to get fruit next season.

Height 1.5 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Organic Status:Organic


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Quince - Smyrna (Grafted) 10/10

Kerry's Edible Fruits
Update: 2951 days 4hrs

Comments: -

lovely spindley shape; fabulous flowers; there is nothing like the smell of quince; wonderful cooked.

Fruiting Months January, February, March

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 6 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: sheep manure; potassium; worm liquid; compost

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

how can i keep the female bower bird out of the fruit.


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Quince - Smyrna (Grafted)

Kath's Edible Fruits
Update: 2232 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Tough tree, grogeous blossoms and beautiful fragrant fruit make this tree a must.  Perfect for preserving, quince jelly is my faourite.

Planted: 2012

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Quince - Smyrna (Seedling) 8/10

Ahimsa Cottage's Edible Fruits
Update: 2201 days 20hrs

Comments: -

I love the taste of quince jelly and hope to make my own from my garden

Planted: 2012

Height 1 metres

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Question:

When will it fruit how many years?


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Quince - Smyrna (Grafted)

Fiona11's Edible Fruits
Update: 424 days 2hrs

Comments: - Love the smell of quice fruit.  Planted bare root tree July 2017

Planted: 2017

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Quince - Smyrna

Ce2's Edible Fruits
Update: 3320 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Rosaceae

Cydonia oblonga

Smyrna Quince C.V


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Quince - Smyrna 8/10

LittleEden1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3047 days 4hrs

Comments: -

I love eating quince paste and jelly

Pollination: No


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