Rich's Dwarf Quince
Cydonia oblonga 'Rich's Dwarf'
Rich’s Dwarf quince is a dwarfing quince tree, but sports amazingly large fruit! The appearance is similar to other European quince varieties with an oblong irregular shape, but larger! The skin has a lemony scent with small hints of green apple. When eaten fresh, the flesh is firm and crisp with a unique flavor reminiscent of apples, pears and pineapple all mixed together.
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: 6' - 8'
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: October
Rootstock: Provence Quince BA29C