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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 33.45
    Quince A rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
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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

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer
  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping1-2 months
  • Useful forEating freshCulinary
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • Flower colourPink - light
  • Fruit colourGold
  • Fruit sizeLarge