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    Fruit can be eaten raw or cooked. Very fragrant and acidic. Best when cooked in jams/jellies or great in pies. Its fruit is not quite as desirable as some other quince species, but has a nice flavor, can be sustainably cultivated, and has ornamental value. Also known as Maule's quince, and Japanese Flowering Quince. USDA zones 5-8.

    Habit/Size 3-5 feet tall
    Germination Stratifiy (cold/moist) for 60-90 days. Sow 1/4 in. deep.
    Requirements Tolerates most soil types and pH levels. Prefers moist soil and full sun, but can grow in partial shade.
    Zones USDA zones 5-8
    Life Cycle deciduous shrub
    Harvest Fruit can be eaten raw or cooked. Very fragrant, but acidic. Best when cooked in jams/jellies or great in pies.
    Uses edible*(fruit), medicinal (analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, astringent, digestive aid)*
    Notes This species is best known for its showy flowers, and is often grown as bonsai.
    Breed Status Open Pollinated
    Characteristics Chaenomeles japonica is pollinated by bees, plants are hermephrodite (have both male and female parts). It can tollerate high pollution levels.
    Seed Storage store seeds cold and dry (34-41 degrees F).
    Synonyms Chaenomeles maulei, Cydonia japonica, Cydonia maulei, Pyrus japonica, Pyrus maulei

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