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 that ripens in October and hangs like lanterns in the autumn. USDA Zones 5-9.