Quince, heirloom 'Portugal'
Variety description: An old variety introduced to England from Portugal in 1611, but probably known in antiquity. Light yellow to orange pear-shaped fruit, which ripens a little earlier. The flesh is quite golden when cooked, with a strong, fragrant flavor. Grown in America since the early 19th century.
Site requirements: Full sun location. Quince will grow in a range of soil types provided the planting location is well drained. Soil pH of 6.5 is ideal. Will grow to 12-15'.
Hardiness: USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: Grafted tree, 24" with strong central leader.
When we ship: Available for FALL 2016 shipping.
Shipping restrictions: Cannot ship to Canada.
Organically grown by Cricket Hill Garden, in compliance with CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge.