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Portugal Quince

Original price $74.99 - Original price $74.99
Original price
$74.99
$74.99 - $74.99
Current price $74.99
SKU D070

Cydonia oblonga 'Portugal'

Portugal is a large (5"-7" long), pear shaped, old European variety that is larger in the middle and tapers at both ends. Portugal quince stews well and becomes a deep crimson when cooked. Mixing one Portugal with a dozen apples will make a uniquely pink sauce with a superior, pineapple-like quince flavor.

Portugal is highly productive and a regular cropper, but is less cold-hardy than many varieties. It's also particularly well-suited for hot summer areas. Quince trees are self fertile and showy, with big white blossoms in late spring and unusual, fuzzy yellow fruits in fall.

USDA Zone: 6

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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  • just watched Laura's video about the Portugal Quince...since you have so many choices how does one choose? My interest would be in fresh eating but also cooking...and disease free or resistant...I live in Marysville just north of you folks...are they all susceptible to fire blight? Finally I asked to be notified when other varieties will be available...I don't want to wait for a variety to become available, then miss out on a variety such as the Portugal if it becomes sold out.. since I am coming down to pick up a variety of fruits in Feb. I kinda want to get all ducks in a row...Hey TIA...

    Quince are all suscepitble to fireblight yes, so that's something to account for. Feel free to ask Laura directly through our help center if you need assistance in choosing a quince variety.

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Anne V.d.K.
Very Prolific

I purchased this tree in 2018 and by 2020 it s about 9 feet tall and was loaded with beautiful large fruit. It s a very attractive tree with absolutely no problems with disease. When cooking, the fruit cooks down much quicker than other fruit varieties and the flavor is wonderfully tangy and apple like. It makes lovely red membrillo and quince jelly.