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Zones 2-24, 29-35, 37, 39
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Quince

Quince
Rosaceae
Deciduous, Edible fruit, Shrubs, Trees, Decorative fruit or berries

Grows slowly, 10 to 24 ft. tall and wide, with gnarled, twisted branches that look attractive in winter when leafless. Oval, 2- to 4-in. leaves are dark green above, whitish beneath; turn yellow in autumn. White or pale pink, 2-in. flowers are followed by 3- to 4-in., round to pear-shaped fruit in fall. Quinces are often golden, woody textured, astringently tart when fresh, and have a heavenly fragrance; much loved in jams, jellies, and in combination with other fruits in pies.

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