Fruit tree which produces the quince. It has important medicinal properties. The quince is used to make jellies, mermalade, drinks and jam because it cannot be eaten fresh. It is astringent, tonic, anti-diarrhea and it is advised in case of a cold.
In Spain, they cook the quince with sugar in equal quantity to make the famous quince jam eaten with cheese or nuts.
Deciduous tree growing up to 6m with green, oval and rounded leaves covered with short hairs. White or pink flowers. The quince is gold-yellow, big and aromatic.
Prefers clay, fertile, slightly acid and well drained soils.
To obtain a more regular and faster germination stratify in cold the seeds for 90 days before the sowing. It is possible to use a sowing substrate for potting or soil from the garden together with a sowing substrate if the sowing is made directly into the garden. The substrate must be wet but not soggy until the germination is completed.