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Smyrna Quince 


Maturity: April


Smyrna produces large, pear-shaped fruit with a smooth light-yellow flesh. The aromatic fruit will turn pale pink and stay firm when cooked. They have a high pectin content and are excellent for quince paste, jellies and jams. The raw flesh is tart and hard.


This deciduous tree has an upright spreading habit and an ornamental quality, with slightly twisting branches and attractive white blossom with a pale pink flush.



Pollination: Self-fertile



Tree Size:

Dwarf Tree: 2 – 3 m high. Depending on pruning and the tree shape these quince trees can be kept as small as 2 m in height and planted as close as 50cm apart. Must be supported on a trellis or a stake


Semi-Dwarf: 3.5 - 4.5 m high, depending on shape


Tree Care:

Trees are usually grown as an open vase shape. Prune in Winter to reduce crowding, to improve light penetration and air flow. Remove any crossing-over or inward facing branches. 

Ensure there is plenty of new young wood each year, as quince will flower and fruit on the tips of short shoots formed in Spring.


Soil: Will adapt well to most soils, but heavy, moist soils are preferred to light, shallow soils as Quince will not tolerate drought.


Will do best in well drained soils. Established trees can withstand wet conditions, but will not tolerate waterlogging. Quince prefer neutral to slightly acidic soils and do not like high pH soils

Smyrna Quince Tree


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