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Cydonia oblonga 'Le Borgeot'


Cydonia oblonga 'Le Borgeot', the fruiting quince, has pinkish white blossoms and yellow fruit that make amazing jelly.

Cydonia oblonga 'Le Borgeot' is an heirloom quince tree that is making a comeback for its many enticing attributes. Delicate pinkish-white flowers emerge in spring followed by large crops of very hard, highly aromatic pear to round shaped fruit in autumn. The fruit is covered in fuzz and is not palatable in its raw state but makes incredible jellies and quince paste or membrillo and other desserts. Self-fruiting too, however, a second cultivar will increase yield. This trouble-free tree reaches 15 feet tall and wide. Attracts butterflies. Deer resistant. Photo credit Wikipedia.

Common Name: Fruiting Quince

Family: Rosaceae (The Rose Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-8

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 10-15'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Shrub/Tree

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: Yes

Berries: Yellow

Benefits: Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Woodland margins and on rocky slopes.


Geogrpahical Origin: Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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