Old Homestead Flowering Quince
Chaenomeles speciosa 'Old Homestead'
A Raintree selection! Propagated from cuttings taken from a long-abandoned homestead, this reliable farmer's workhorse brought both beauty and bounty to every hard-working home. Branches can be forced in late winter, to bring cheery pops of salmon-pink flowers indoors. The astringent yellow fruits in fall provide natural pectin to help homestead jams and jellies take shape.
Flowering quinces are a group of very winter hardy, thorny, dense, deciduous shrubs covered with an abundance of beautiful flowers early each spring. This is a great group of edible ornamentals that can also be used as hedge plants. For heavier yields, plant more than one variety.
USDA Zone: 5-9
Mature Size: 6' x 5'
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: October
Pollination: Partially Self-Fruitful