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Aromatnaya Russian Quince

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Original price $49.99 - Original price $59.99
Original price
$59.99
$49.99 - $59.99
Current price $59.99
SKU D085

Cydonia oblonga 'Aromatnaya'

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: 5-9

Grow Height: 11'

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: October

Pollination: Self-Fertile

Rootstock: Provence Quince BA29C

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

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Paul W.
Excellent product

Mom got this variety of quince some years ago. It has grown up to 20 tall and gives a few humongous, superb oblong fruits each year. We allowed suckers from the rootstock to grow and they made a small grove about 15 in diameter. The quince from the rootstock are also great, though not as large or flavorful as aromatnaya. Like you wrote, great fresh sliced thin and excellent for cooking. Couldn t be happier with this product. Thank you! We are in southern California mountains area, zone 9b.

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Morgan M.
Aromatnaya versus Smyrna Quince - Two Winners

We planted a smyrna quince (3 years ago) and an aromatnaya quince (5 years ago). Both varieties are delicious cooked in a crumble or canned and served over a shortcake. The smyrna is noticeably more tart, even when cooked with 30% more sugar. We prefer the smyrna with shortcake or in fritters where the tartness is buffered a little. The cooked or canned aromatnaya is more mild, more like an apple sauce but a lot chunkier. Cooked aromatnaya quince is delicious by itself. In our growing conditions, you could eat the aromatnaya quince straight off of the tree if you were really, really hungry, but it is a little too sour and (slightly) astringent to really enjoy. We live in northwest Washington state (Concrete). We have found both trees easy to grow and generous in fruiting. Our geese love any fallen fruit.

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Catherine S.
This quince is awesome!

I thought I would try a quince and this variety sounded good. It’s unbelievably good. Like a cross between an apple and a pear, with the best attributes of each. The second summer after planting the tree was LOADED with fruit, even after no fertilizer and careless watering in HOT weather. I didn’t pick the fruit until one dropped off, then I picked them all. I put them directly into a big kettle of boiling water and simmered for 20 min. Then I peeled and cored them. Delicious! I even made quince pizza with them, I liked them so much. Plus, the Spring flowers are prettier than you can imagine. Where has this tree been all my life?