Quince - Isfahan

Isfahan Quince

Cydonia oblonga
A very high quality sweet quince named after the ancient city of Isfahan in Iran whence it originates.

Origin: Iran

Pollination:  Isfahan is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop.

A guide to choosing Quince Trees

Isfahan Quince Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
Quince C - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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Quince C - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
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Quince C - Dwarfing   2 years Bush
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Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
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Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Fan Trained
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Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Half Standard
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History and description of Isfahan

Isfahan quince comes from the ancient city of Isfahan in Iran famous for its quinces. It is a high quality quince suitable for a wide range of culinary uses.

The fruit is quite large, pear shaped, lemon yellow when ripe with a distinctive quince aroma. Unlike most quince varieties commonly grown in the UK which have very astringent and gritty flesh, Isfahan is quite sweet and apart from the core has fine textured flesh. While it would not normally be eaten fresh it is quite palatable uncooked. When cooked it keeps its shape and will turn pink or even a deep red in colour. It is not very suitable for jelly making as the flesh does not break up, but it is excellent for making preserves or pies. It is also excellent for using in various meat and vegetable casserole dishes to which it gives its distinctive aroma and flavour.

The tree is quite vigorous and fairly upright. It is a reliable and good cropper. It is slightly susceptible to canker and therefore less suitable for wetter regions of the country.

Main characteristics of Isfahan

Use Culinary
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Oct
Season of use  Oct-Nov

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Spreading

Self fertility  Self Fertile