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Smyrna Quince

Cydonia oblonga
Attractive bright yellow long pear shaped acid quince originating from Turkey

Origin: Turkey 1887

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

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Smyrna Quince Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


History and description of Smyrna

Smyrna is an old quince variety originating from Turkey. The fruit is an attractive bright yellow colour. It is quite large and an elegant long pear shape. It is ready for picking in October and stores well. The flesh is yellow, fairly hard and acid. It breaks up quickly when cooked and is excellent for making jelly.



Main characteristics of Smyrna

Use Culinary
Colour Yellow
Flavour Acid
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Oct
Season of use  Oct-Dec

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Tip-bearer
Cropping Good

Self fertility  Self Fertile