Cydonia oblonga 'Krymskaya'
Crimea quince, also called Krymskaya, is a high quality Ukrainian cultivar. Prized among the many varieties for it's deep and complex flavor, Krymskaya can be eaten raw if sliced thin, but really shined when cooked.
North American gardeners can now enjoy a quince with a pineapple-like flavor that is sweet enough to eat fresh. The medium size “aromatic” fruit is among the best of thousands of varieties from the Black Sea region of Russia and Turkey. The disease resistant tree produces round, yellow fruit, which ripens in October and needs to be stored on the window until it starts to soften. Like other quinces, the uncooked texture is dense, but it’s nice when thinly sliced and it is excellent for cooking.
At the turn of the 20th century almost every rural family had a fruiting quince tree they relied on for medicine, pectin, and fragrant, long-lasting fruits. The varieties we offer have delightful pineapple-like flavors. They are prized for cooking, jelly making, and adding to apple cider. Quince trees are self fertile and showy, with big white blossoms in late spring and unusual, fuzzy yellow fruits in fall.
USDA Zone: 5 and up
Mature Height: 11'
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: October
Rootstock: Provence Quince BA29C