Summary and Appearance Edit
The quince (Cydonia oblonga) is the sole member of the genus Cydonia in the family Rosaceae (which also contains apples and pears, among other fruits). It is a deciduous tree that bears a pome fruit, similar in appearance to a pear, and bright golden-yellow when mature. Throughout history the cooked fruit has been used as food, but the tree is also grown for its attractive pale pink blossoms and other ornamental qualities.
The flower of a quince has blending colours of light pink and white.
In 2012, Turkey was the top producer of quinces by producing 135,406 tonnes of them. China and Uzbekistan are the next two top producers which added up the prodction to 205,000 tonnes of quinces.