Portugal Quince

Quince

Description: Portugal is an early ripening variety of high quality for cooking and preserving. Although not quite as hardy as others, it produces heavy and reliable crops of greenish-yellow fruits that have a soft texture and mild flavours. Particularly good for making Quince marmalade and Quince Jelly. The flesh turns a pink colour when it's cooked. Beautiful clusters of light pink blossoms in the Spring followed by greenish silver coated leaves. 

History: It's origins are unknown but it was introduced to the UK in the early 17th century.

Quince Growing Tips: Perform at their best when planted in a sunny position. Happy in most soils as long as they are particularly moist yet well-drained. Easy to look after and not prone to many of the more common fruit problems, although some varieties can be susceptable to Quince Leaf Blite. The fruits can be stored in a cool, dry and dark place on shallow trays for up to three months. Allow the fruits to mature for six weeks before using.

Pollination Partners: Quince Aromatnaya Quince Meech's Prolific Quince Serbian Gold Quince Vranja

Attributes

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Picking month: September
  • Pollination group: Pollination group 2
  • Storing: December
  • Tip-bearer

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