Maule's Quince, Flowering Quince, Dwarf Flowering Quince, Japanese Flowering Quince, Dwarf Quince Chaenomeles japonica - Cydonia japonica , Pyrus japonica , Cydonia maulei , Pyrus maulei

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Botanical Name:

Chaenomeles japonica

Family:

Rosaceae

Genus:

Chaenomeles

Species:

japonica

Common Name:

Maule's Quince, Flowering Quince, Dwarf Flowering Quince, Japanese Flowering Quince, Dwarf Quince

Height:
6 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Chaenomeles japonica is a species of Japanese Quince . It is a deciduous shrub. The fruit is called (Kusa-boke ) in Japanese.
* It is best known for its colorful spring flowers of red, white, pink or multi.
* It produces apple-shaped fruit that are a golden-yellow color containing red-brown seeds. The fruit is edible but not as well known for its jelly and pie making as its cousin Cydonia .
* C. japonica is also popularly grown in bonsai . more...
* The fruit is eaten raw or cooked. Very harsh and acid raw but fragrant when cooked, imparting a strong pleasant flavour to jams and jellies, it is especially good cooked with apples in apple pies. The fruit is apple-shaped and about 4cm in diameter. The rich aromatic juice, as tart as a lemon, is squeezed and used for culinary purposes.
* A very ornamental plant, it is hardy to about -25°c. more...
* Low growing, beautiful in flower in May, blossoms may be red, orange, or some variation of these colors,