Cydonia oblonga
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Cydonia oblonga


  family rosaceae 
  genus cydonia 

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Genus  Cydonia Species  oblonga Variety  Cultivar  Common names  quince Family  ROSACEAE Specimen number  S4730 Data source  CrscntBlm;GrUnFr p298;MedPl p196
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  20' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  My Nursery Compost  no Size at acquisition  1 gallon Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Full sun is ideal for Cydonia oblonga.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  astringent   laxative   demulcent Medicinal parts  Fruit   Seeds Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  yes Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The fruit is 3 inch pear or apple shaped, yellow skins with strong fragrance. It has a very hard but tasty flesh. Cydonia oblonga if frequently used in jelly. In the distillery, Quince is made into wine. This plant is most frequently used cooked. This species is used as a traditional herbal remedy. It's used as an astringent, a laxative and a demulcent. This plant should only be used under professional guidance. The fruit and the seeds are used in herbal preparations.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Layering Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Cooked   Jelly   Wine Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts 3 inch pear or apple shaped, yellow skins with strong fragrance Flavor / texture  has a very hard but tasty flesh
Horticulture notes  Cydonia oblonga is self fertile. Propagation of Quince can be achieved by layering. This plant most likely originates from Persia, Turkistan and Anatolia.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Cydonia oblonga is deciduous in nature.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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