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Orange Quince

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Description

Bears abundantly every year. Small and compact, perfect for small spaces. Can be grown either as a tree or shrub form. Attractive white blossoms in spring give way to large, golden-yellow fruit, perfect for fine jellies and sauces. Ripens in September. Self-pollinating.

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Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.5 - 7.0
Taste Excellent Flavor
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 3 - 4
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Pollination

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow quince trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Questions & Answers

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Quince trees have always interested me. I planted mine last year and it's had some nice growth and seems hardier than my apples and other fruit trees I've planted here in mid Missouri. Can't wait for some great fruit to can and preserve.
Anna M on Mar 17, 2017
Quince trees have always interested me. I planted mine last year and it's had some nice growth and seems hardier than my apples and other fruit trees I've planted here in mid Missouri. Can't wait for some great fruit to can and preserve.
Anna M on Mar 17, 2017
My family used to have a quince bush, and we made jelly every summer.
Hard as rocks, feel like granite, but very hardy and dependable. Out of the ordinary. Grocery stores don't have them.
Diane S on Jun 4, 2016
My family used to have a quince bush, and we made jelly every summer.
Hard as rocks, feel like granite, but very hardy and dependable. Out of the ordinary. Grocery stores don't have them.
Diane S on Jun 4, 2016
Can I be informed when this becomes available again ?
TroyTroyE B on Nov 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We are no longer offering this product; we keep the information on the website for the benefit of customers who have purchased it in the past. We usually discontinue a variety because we've discovered another variety that produces better fruit, is more disease resistant, cold-hardy, etc.

If you would like assistance in finding something similar, please contact our Customer Support Team at 800.325.4180 and we would be happy to help.
If my orange quince is still green and a fuzz , when will it be ripe?
Don on Sep 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It largely depends upon where you live, but it should be ripe in a couple of weeks. It might be into October if you live in a cooler climate. Color provides the best guide for determining ripeness. A fully ripe quince turns completely yellow at maturity. The fruit also develops a strong sweet fragrance once it's fully ripe. The fruit also easily snaps off the tree once mature.
This says it needs full sun but I thought quince trees tolerated shade?
Karen B on Jun 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Fruit-bearing quince trees need full sun to produce, but will tolerate a little late afternoon shade. Flowering quince (ornamental only) can tolerate part-shade conditions.

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Beautiful tree
Planted just over a year ago as part of an espalier fence - not only did it flower this year, there are two little fruits growing now and it has grown faster than the apple trees planted with it. I think I am going to find space to plant a regular quince in the back garden, this really was a pleasant surprise.
May 20, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Excellent Orange Quince
When the quince arrived it was not unpacked for 4 days but when planted it grew well. A year later it has small quinces on it but we will have to wait to sample them. Our San Diego climate is not best for this quince but it does not know that and has already established itself here despite the hot dry year. I would recommend this orange quince from Stark to anybody.
May 8, 2016
Purchased
over 6 years ago
Beautiful, healthy tree
Tree is growing great and is full of blooms one year from planting. very happy with it.
May 6, 2016
Purchased
over 6 years ago
Great product!
I planted it last fall and it's growing very well, bloomed like crazy a few weeks ago. I love it and would recommended especially to those who like making fruit cordials. The Quince Seeds Cordial is absolutely great and that was the main reason I planted the Orange Quince.

Greg
May 20, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Quince
The quince is doing well for its first year, mulched in early summer with ground leaf mulch and have been watering, looking forward to good growth in coming year
August 8, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago