Kyzyl Kurganskaya Quince
Cydonia oblonga 'Kyzyl Kurganskaya'
Sam Benowitz’s trip exploring fruits developed in Russia yielded many interesting cultivars, including this sweet, non-astringent quince he collected from the Vavilov Institute in Uzbekistan. It may have originated in West Central Russia in Kurgan. The early-ripening fruit is medium sized, somewhat pear shaped, and can be used for fresh eating or cooking. Trees show some resistance to Fabraea leaf spot, rust, and powdery mildew.
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.
Hardy to USDA Zone: 5
Mature Height: 11'
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: Early Fall
Rootstock: Provence Quince BA29C