'Van Deman' Quince
Burbank hybrid of a European variety (1893). Forms squat, furry, apple-shaped fruit; delicious when fully-ripened and cooked.
Named for Dr. H. E. Van Deman of the USDA. Nearby is Burbank's ‘Pineapple' Quince (1899).
This is one of two quinces still on the market, the other being
The 'Van Deman' is edible after it has become quite ripe and only if cooked.
Closeup of nearly ripe Quince.
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