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ID Please - unarmed tree

Posted by sam_md z7 MD (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 26, 12 at 6:05

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-little tree very pretty
-and the pink flower is sweet
-but the fruit of the poor tree
-is impossible to eat


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RE: ID Please - unarmed tree

Flowering Quince.

Dax


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are there others in the hood that are ARMED???

apparently you dont want to piss off a quince, man. it'll kill ya ... [of course those 2 inch dagger thorns dont help]

ken


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Couldn't it be crabapple?


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An unarmed tree such as this bears neither spines nor thorns. It does have however beautiful mottled, flaky bark. This is not Chaenomeles.
apologies to Trini Lopez

Here is a link that might be useful: Impossible to eat


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sam. I hate you. I'm going to have that song in my brain all day.


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btw.. i was not confirming the quince ID.. it doesnt remind me of mine..

i was just making a joke.. lame as it might be ..

ken


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Seriously though ....

Here is a link that might be useful: Chaenomeles


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Some more clues:

-This of often a single-stemmed tree.
-Today it is in it's own genus, not Chaenomeles
-The genus is unarmed
-This is not the commercial quince. The large fruit is
wonderfully fragrant, but I've never tried to eat it.


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Pseudocydonia sinensis?


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Does the "wonderfully fragrant fruit" produce the scent before or after it is opened/cut? On the tree? I'm assuming so since you haven't tried to taste it.
hortster


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Bingo! and we have a winner in denninmi. Pseudocydonia makes a smallish, upright tree with great fall color, caution - it is vulnerable to fireblight.
In October I bring the large fruits inside and put them in a bowl, their fragrance fills the whole room. They last for several weeks.


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Great idea on the fruit! I have three of these and can never figure out what to do with the fruit, which is sometimes enormous (if I don't remove some of them they will break the branches). Some people make jelly with it but I don't do preserves. I will do as you suggest next time! Thx.


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This is not the commercial Quince which is grown in orchards. I don't see why one couldn't cut or hack up the fruit with a cleaver, cook it up and make jelly. The raw fruit has a really great fragrance. Otherwise, it is hard on the lawn mower.
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RE: ID Please - unarmed tree

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Wed, Oct 24, 12 at 15:10

Chaenomeles = flowering quince
Cydonia = common quince
Pseudocydona = Chinese quince


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  • Posted by lkz5ia z5 west iowa (My Page) on
    Wed, Oct 24, 12 at 17:52

Aegle = Bengal quince


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  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Wed, Oct 24, 12 at 20:42

The Aegle has landed.


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RE: ID Please - unarmed tree

Have two young Pseudocydonia seedlings (~6 yrs old) growing in my yard - the fall color display is spectacular orange-red.
No flowers or fruit, yet, from these, and they've not yet begun to develop the attractive exfoliating bark - but I've seen photos that rival the appearance of some of the best crepe myrtles and eucalyptus.


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