Havran Turkish Quince
Cydonia oblonga 'Havran'
Exceptionally large, sweeter fruit is the gift of Havran. This durable variety from the Izmir Research Station in Turkey was introduced into the US by Dr. Elwood Fisher. Havran has an unusually sweet flavor when grown in a warm climate, as compared to most American varieties. Early ripening and reliably productive.
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: 5-9
Grow Height: 11'
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: September
Rootstock: Provence Quince BA29C