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Isfahan

Isfahan is an unusual quince from Iran. Unlike most quinces, it is naturally sweet and can be eaten fresh from the tree.

Like all quinces it is also a useful fruit for the kitchen - use it for jams, jellies, and for flavouring spirits.

Isfahan also has ornamental appeal, with attractive spring blossom, green/grey leaves, and the trees often have an elegant appearance - and of course quinces are some of the most beautiful fruits when hanging on the tree in the autumn.

Cydonia oblonga

Isfahan quince trees for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    Quince A rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

How to grow

As with all quinces, plant in a warm shelted location in full sun. Keep pruning to a minimum since next year's fruit tends to be borne on the tips of the summer growth.

Isfahan characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking season:Mid
    • Cropping:Good
    • Keeping:1-2 months
    • Fruit persistence:Normal ripening
    • Useful for:Eating freshCulinary
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Self-fertility:Self-fertile
    • Flowering group:3
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Vigour:Average vigour
    • Fruit bearing:Partial tip-bearer
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Average
  • Climate

    • Climate type:Temperate climatesWarm climates
  • Identification

    • Flowering month:April
    • Flower colour:Pink - light
    • Fruit colour:Gold
    • Fruit size:Large