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Japanese Quince
Rosaceae
Chaenomeles japonica


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Flower Petal # 5
Main Color    
Color 2    
Type Categories Useful Parts

Shrub

Rosaceae Family

Chaenomeles Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Flowering quince, Orange Flower Vine, Maule's Quince, Japanese Quince.


Location

Found in Utah

Physical Description
Fruit: apple-shaped, small, 34 cm diameter.

The fruit is a pome with five carpels; it ripens in late autumn.

The fruit looks like a little quince apple and contains more vitamin C than a lemon.

The leaves are alternately arranged, simple, and have a serrated margin. The flowers are 34.5 cm diameter, with five petals, and are usually bright orange-red, but can be white or pink; flowering is in late winter or early spring.


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Rosaceae
Rosales
Rosales
Order of Roses
NOX Clad
Nitrogen Bean Clad
Oxid-Faba
Fabidae
Bean-Like Class
Eurosids
Real Rose Class
Rosids
Rosids
Rose-Like Class
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information



It is hard and sour when it is raw. If done right, this fruit can be made into liqueurs, marmalade and preserves.

It tastes like a cross between a pear and a lemon. It is actually quite good raw, but would taste better with some sugar etc.
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Chaenomeles japonica Flowering quince, Orange Flower Vine, Maule's Quince or Japanese Quince. Chaenomeles is a genus of three species of deciduous spiny shrubs These plants are related to





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Japanese Quince
Japanese Quince - April 17, 2010



Japanese Quince
Japanese Quince - April 17, 2010



Japanese Quince
Japanese Quince - April 17, 2010

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