Cydonia oblonga 'Pineapple'
Heavy crops of large, intensely fragrant, firm and sweet/tart fruit are used in baking and jellies. Enjoy the profuse, ornamental display of large single, white blooms tinged with dusky rose. Cold hardy, yet has a low chilling requirement of 300 hours. A Luther Burbank selection; Burbank spend decades developing a variety that would cook quickly and without the woody internal patches that could be found on other old varieties.
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 and up
Mature Height: 11'
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: October
Rootstock: Provence Quince BA29C