Smyrna Quince
Turkey 1887


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Smyrna Quince is a very large bright yellow fruit with light yellow flesh. Attractive tree (or multi- stemmed shrub) with dark green foliage and very showy blossoms in late spring. Smyrna Quince stores longer than other varieties. First recognized in Turkey 1887. 

Growing Considerations for Smyrna Quince
Turkey 1887

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Heirloom: Yes

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

Harvest Period: Very Late

Disease Resistance: Good

Origin Date: 1800`s

Uses: Cider, Desserts / Pies, Cooking / Sauces

Storage: 3 Months or More

Years to Bear: 1-3 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Rootstock: Quince (Semi-dwarf)

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)


Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*;  Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).  *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.



Shipping Note:  Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.