[NAFEX] Pseudocydonia sinensis

Roy Johnson royj157 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 19:39:23 EST 2010


The few Asiatic Quinces I've tasted were very pungent and rank.  I am sure
they have improved varieties but none comes close to Aromatnaya for fresh
eating.  I've heard if you cook them, they can become palatable, but I
prefer fresh fruit

On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 4:13 PM, kc5gxc <kc5gxc at isp.com> wrote:

> My Chinese quince, Pseudocydonia sinensis, has, as Lucky said...exfoliating
> bark - like a crepe myrtle. Every one I ever saw also has a twist to the
> trunk...think it's something to do with rotation of the earth or magic or
> something . The trunk corkscrews.....
> >From a seed, takes 6-7 years to fruit.
> The fruit get very large, and they are hard as a rock. If one ever falls on
> your head.....you have had it.
> I cooked a few, and the juice was red and tart, but mealy like someone else
> said. Didn't eat much of it.
> Easy to grow and never saw any problems here in zone 8. They are very
> pretty
> trees and nice to have around. I have seen fruit with tooth marks on it ,
> but never eaten fruit remains from animals...too hard, I guess.
> Pete/MS
>
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