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Quince, Common Quince
Scientific Name: Cydonia oblonga Mill.
Synonym: Cydonia vulgaris, Pyrus cydonia
Family: Rosaceae
Quince, Common Quince (Cydonia  oblonga) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 2-10,14-24,29-35,37,39
USDA: 5-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Western Asia

Growth Habits: Deciduous tree or shrub, slow growing, 10 feet to 25 feet tall (3 m-7.5 m); dark green, elliptic leaves, 2 inches to 4 inches long (5 cm-10 cm), with lighter underside

Watering Needs: Moderate water


Blooming Habits:
White or pink flowers, up to 2 inches wide (5 cm), up to 2 inches wide (5 cm).

Fruiting Habits:
4 inches wide or more (10 cm).

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