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Cydonia oblonga

Coigne or Cognassier
Quince

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

40-50 mm

Flowering months

April,

May

Leaf type

Elliptic,

Ovate

Height

5-8 m

Description

Deciduous, the buds, leafstalks, leaves and fruit are covered with fine, soft hairs. The ripe fruit, resembling a pear, is yellowish-green in colour.

It prefers moist conditions, tolerates acid, neutral or alkaline soils and can grow in shade, semi-shade or sun.

Flowers

Delicate, light-pink flowers, 5-petalled, appear after the leaves.

Leaves

Ovate leaf is egg-shaped, wider at base, Elliptic oval leaf. Egg-shaped to oval, alternate on the branches, 5-10 cm long, 3-5 cm wide.

Fruits Seeds

Pome: a fleshy, enlarged receptacle with a tough central core containing seeds.

Edible

Fruit: used in many culinary dishes.

Medical

Fruit: astringent properties, the juice is used to treat gastro-intestinal disorders and diarrhoea.

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