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By Jimtatt

United Kingdom Gb

I have in my garden what I thought was a Quince Bush,now the fruit is turning rosy like a small apple. Is it a quince?




It could be a flowering quince (Chaenomeles), Jim. Were the flowers especially large and showy, or is the plant somewhat twisted and horizontal?

19 Aug, 2010


Picture of the fruit would be useful.

19 Aug, 2010


The flowers were nothing exceptional.Jim

20 Aug, 2010


Have to say I have never seen a Quince turn anything other than deep yellow.

20 Aug, 2010


Has every one given up on me?

21 Aug, 2010


Sorry, Jim! We haven't given up on you, but we're all pretty flummoxed. I see that your avatar is a picture of the fruit. It, and the bush behind it looks a lot like a Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles), except for the pink cheeks on the fruit! Hmmm. I'm going to do a deal of research on the Apple subfamily before I'll be able to tell for certain what it is. Pictures of the foliage, particularly the new shoots and where the leaf joins the stem, maybe also of the bark would help. We're still working Jim!

21 Aug, 2010


I still haven't turned up anything on my research, but one of my co-workers insists that one of his neighbors in Virginia had a quince with pink fruit, but he doesn't remember what variety name--or, unfortunately, his former neighbor's phone number! Still looking!

21 Aug, 2010


Thanks Tugbrethil for the time you've put in! I looked up Chaenomles and the nearest to the flower seems to be X Suberba but no picture of the fruit.
Perhaps its the Manchester sun that makes the fruit turn rosy,

22 Aug, 2010


C. x superba covers a lot of territory: there are dozens of different flower forms and colors under that name. C japonica can get an orange fruit, maybe it is pinkish while still unripe? Well, we'll probably know in a few weeks. I'll try to keep my nose to the ground, and my ear to the grindstone...or is that...? : )

24 Aug, 2010

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