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Fruit tree comparison - Portugal
Quince trees

Portugal

Portugal is perhaps the best-flavoured of all Quinces, but prefers a warm dry climate.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

Gardening skill?Some needed
CroppingLight
Fertility?Partially self-fertile
Flowering group?2
Pollinating others?Average
Ploidy?Diploid
Vigour?Large
One of the most vigorous quinces.
Precocity?Slow to start bearing
Bearing regularity?Regular
Fruit bearing?Tip-bearer
Fruit persistence?Normal ripening

Using

Picking season?Mid
Use / keeping?1-2 months
Flavour quality?Very good
Cooking resultPuree

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Identification

Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1700 - 1749
Fruit colourGreen / Yellow
Blossom colourPink - light
Leaf colourGreen