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Fruit tree comparison - Portugal
Quince trees


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


Gardening skill? Some needed
Cropping Light
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


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

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Country of origin United Kingdom
Period of origin 1700 - 1749
Fruit colour Green / Yellow
Blossom colour Pink - light
Leaf colour Green