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Portugal Quince

Original price $74.99 - Original price $74.99
Original price
$74.99 - $74.99
Current price $74.99
SKU D070

Cydonia oblonga 'Portugal'

Portugal is a large (5"-7" long), pear shaped, old European variety that is larger in the middle and tapers at both ends. Portugal quince stews well and becomes a deep crimson when cooked. Mixing one Portugal with a dozen apples will make a uniquely pink sauce with a superior, pineapple-like quince flavor.

Portugal is highly productive and a regular cropper, but is less cold-hardy than many varieties. It's also particularly well-suited for hot summer areas. Quince trees are self fertile and showy, with big white blossoms in late spring and unusual, fuzzy yellow fruits in fall.

USDA Zone: 6 and up

Mature Height: 11'

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: October

Pollination: Self-Fertile

Rootstock: Provence Quince BA29C

Size: Semi-Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • how many chill hours does this variety require ?

    300+ chilling hours

  • Hi --- I'd dearly love a quince. I've got full sun, clay-ey soil, and San Luis Obispo weather (in the winter it gets down to around 40-45, in the summer it rarely goes above 85 but with climate change we are getting warmer spells). I'm after something for cooking and making jam, rather than eating. What is your recommendation?

    All of the quince we carry will fit your needs. Quince is heat tolerant, low chill, and widely adapted - they are also not really for fresh eating so they do best when cooked and are high in pectin for making jams!

  • just watched Laura's video about the Portugal Quince...since you have so many choices how does one choose? My interest would be in fresh eating but also cooking...and disease free or resistant...I live in Marysville just north of you folks...are they all susceptible to fire blight? Finally I asked to be notified when other varieties will be available...I don't want to wait for a variety to become available, then miss out on a variety such as the Portugal if it becomes sold out.. since I am coming down to pick up a variety of fruits in Feb. I kinda want to get all ducks in a row...Hey TIA...

    Quince are all suscepitble to fireblight yes, so that's something to account for. Feel free to ask Laura directly through our help center if you need assistance in choosing a quince variety.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
John G.
It's early, but it looks good!

The quince came through in great condition. I soaked it overnight and planted it the next morning. Within a week the Portugal Quince had already leafed out and it still looks good. It's always tough to review a tree after only a couple of weeks, but the early signs are very promising.


Very good experience with raintree. Excelente products

Easy and productive

Planted in 2017 or 2018. For the last 3 or 4 years 8 or 9 large fruits on a pretty young and compact tree. Fruit is delish when added to apple pies. Quince is hard to peal but also don’t have to worry birds or squirrels.

Anne V.d.K.
Very Prolific

I purchased this tree in 2018 and by 2020 it s about 9 feet tall and was loaded with beautiful large fruit. It s a very attractive tree with absolutely no problems with disease. When cooking, the fruit cooks down much quicker than other fruit varieties and the flavor is wonderfully tangy and apple like. It makes lovely red membrillo and quince jelly.