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Quince label

Common name: Quince

Botanical name: Cydonia oblonga

Family: Rosaceae

Aspect and soil: Full sun; fertile, well-drained soil

Best climate: Cool to temperate

Habit: Deciduous fruit tree

Difficulty: Moderate

Like figs or plums, quinces conjure up images of warm, sunny days and good old-fashioned autumn far e. Quite unflatteringly referred to as the fatter, uglier sister of the pear, the quince is experiencing a revival in kitchens and homes all over the country, appreciated for its timeless qualities in the garden and on the table.

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