Canada ONLY due to CFIA restrictions. Large edible golden fruit hang on sturdy stems on this small hardy trouble free tree. Single fruit can perfume an entire room with its sweet spicy scent. Great ornamental value with its 5 cm pale pink flowers. Must be cooked to be edible.
You can only make the beautiful flavourful Membrillo with quince. Membrillo is quince paste that is so succulent its perfect on toast, with roast turkey, pork, lamb and chicken, a must on a cheese platter and much more. Paste properly wrapped will keep for a year in the fridge. I’m tempted to try a tucking a disc of membrillo atop brie and baking it in puff pastry. It will be the stuff of legend at any gathering.
- Seed Count: 15-20
- Collection Date: Oct 2020
- Hardiness Zone: 4-9
- Height and Width: 7m x 7m
- Germination test type: cut
How to germinate Cydonia oblonga seeds:
Soak seed 12 hours then sow 2-3 cm deep in compost rich medium. Tamp firm. Keep moist. Cold stratify for 90-120 days then expose to Spring like conditions (20 C) to germinate. Quick growing seedlings will be ready to plant out the same Autumn. Can be used as a pear rootstock in its second or third year. Cydonia seed is always en-capsuled in a very slippery mucilage. We try to remove this when cleaning.