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Isfahan quince trees

Cydonia oblonga
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile

Isfahan is an unusual quince from Iran. Unlike most quinces, it is naturally sweet and can be eaten fresh from the tree.

Like all quinces it is also a useful fruit for the kitchen - use it for jams, jellies, and for flavouring spirits.

Isfahan also has ornamental appeal, with attractive spring blossom, green/grey leaves, and the trees often have an elegant appearance - and of course quinces are some of the most beautiful fruits when hanging on the tree in the autumn.

Isfahan quince trees for sale

How to grow

As with all quinces, plant in a warm shelted location in full sun. Keep pruning to a minimum since next year's fruit tends to be borne on the tips of the summer growth.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Isfahan characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates

Using

  • Picking monthOctober
  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Climate

    Identification

    • Flowering monthApril
    • Fruit colourGold
    • Fruit sizeLarge