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Chaenomoles Fruit

Zone Essex United Kingdom | sheila51 added on August 12, 2016 | Answered

I have bought a Chaenomoles plant which appears to be doing well and I have noticed what resembles a small apple is hanging off the end of one branch. What is this and should I do anything?

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kh0001
Answered on August 14, 2016

That would be the reason that Chaenomeles were an early favorite of farmers when it was first introduced into the U.S. -- that fruit is actually edible when it ripens in the fall. This article contains more information about Chaenomeles fruit:

https://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/ncnu02/v5-385.html

Read more at Gardening Know How: Flowering Quince Care: How To Care For A Japanese Flowering Quince https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/flowering-quince/japanese-flowering-quince.htm

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