An open pollinated seed from the Russian quince cultivar Maslenka Rannaya received by the USDA germplasm Repository from the Vavilov Research Institute in Volgograd, Russia in 1990. This seedling clone named "Claribel" has stood out as superior, with larger fruit, greater production, good resistance to fungal diseases, and resistance to cracking following autumn rains. Self fertile.
At the turn of the 20th century almost every rural family had a fruiting quince tree. 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, have big white blossoms in late spring and very large bright yellow fruit. Fruiting quinces are self-fertile.
USDA Zone: 5-9
Grow Height: 11'
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: October
Rootstock: Provence Quince BA29C