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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

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Quince A rootstock £22.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

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

Using

  • Picking monthOctober
  • CroppingGood
  • Picking seasonMid
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityVery good
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningNo need to prune

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • Cold-hardinessCold-hardy

Identification

  • Flowering monthApril
  • Flower colourPink - light
  • Leaf colourGrey-green
  • Fruit colourGold
  • Fruit sizeLarge