Cydonia oblonga Mill., Gard. Dict. (ed. 8) Cydonia no. 1 Cydonia no. 1 1768. (Syn: Cydonia vulgaris Pers.; Pyrus cydonia L.);
 
Bam-tsunt; quince;
 
Small tree with tomentose young branches, glabrous when old; leaves alternate ovate to oblong, up to 10 cm long, upper surface glabrous or pubescent, lower densely white tomentose, base rounded or subcordate, margin entire; flowers white or pinkish, 4-5 cm in diam; hypanthium densely tomentose; sepals lanceolate or ovate, tomentose; petals 16-20 mm long; stamens many; fruit fragrant, 3-6 cm in diam, densely tomentose, finally yellow when mature.
 
Best consumed after roasting, baking or as stew. Also used in jams, jellies or as pudding.   
 



 
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Fruits & Vegetables Week: Cydonia oblonga, the Quince: Cydonia oblonga, the Quince, a fruit mostly used in jams and marmalades. The fruits are eaten ofter partial cooking or steaming.


Local names
Hindi: Bihi
Tam: Shimaimathala
Tel: Simadanimma
Kan: Simedalimbe
Kashmir: Bamtsunt 


– yes, the german name is Quitte, The fruits have a very nice flavour. Making jam is very tedious though. The fruit has sharp hair and cutting the fruit is not a pleasent job. Many people give away thefruits from their garden, because of too much woek it creates.


-It is cumbersome. In Kashmir we used to put in chulha (wooden stove), angithi (charcoal stove) or kangri (mobile heaters Kashmiris use with fine burning charcoal: chinar-Platanus leaves are ideal), peel off the skin and eat. The trouble was worth taking, as it has a unique taste.



Cydonia oblonga Mill.,  Gard. dict. ed. 8: Cydonia no. 1. 1768
Syn: Cydonia vulgaris Pers.
Common name: Quince
Kashmir: Bam tsunt.. (the fruit is commonly eaten after grilling)

Small tree reaching 6 m tall; branches purplish; stipules cuducous, ovate; leaves ovate to oblong, 5-10 cm long, densely tomentose beneath, margin entire; flowers white, 4-5 cm across, calyx tomentose; fruit fragrant, yellow, 3-5 cm across, densely tomentose, with persistent reflexed sepals.
Photographed from Balgarden, Srinagar, Kashmir.
There is a bitter memory associated with this tree. When I was about 7 years old and my elder brother around 10, we had climbed on this tree to play/pluck fruits, both on the same branch. The branch snapped, and both of us fell down about 10 feet down. I was totally safe as I fell over belly of my brother, who due to double impact was in bed for more than four months. Perhaps I won’t forget this tree.

 

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Fruit for ID : Srinagar, Kashmir : 051011: AK-3:  Taken at Srinagar, Kashmir on the 11th of Sept,11.
The size was almost that of a normal apple, with a velvety finish as that of Peaches.
The tree was about 15-20 feet.
Could be from family Rosaceae.
Since the fruit was high up, could not get more details.


Cydonia oblonga, Quince


 

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Cydonia oblonga Mill. from Kashmir: Cydonia oblonga Mill., Gard. dict. ed. 8: Cydonia no. 1. 1768

Syn: Cydonia vulgaris Pers. ; Pyrus cydonia L.
Common name: Quince
Kashmir: Bam tsunt
Small tree with tomentose young branches, glabrous when old; leaves alternate ovate to oblong, up to 10 cm long, upper surface glabrous or pubescent, lower densely white tomentose, base rounded or subcordate, margin entire; flowers white or pinkish, 4-5 cm in diam; hypanthium densely tomentose; sepals lanceolate or ovate, tomentose; petals 16-20 mm long; stamens many; fruit fragrant, 3-6 cm in diam, densely tomentose, finally yellow when mature.
Commonly cultivated in Kashmir.
Best consumed after roasting, baking or as stew. Also used in jams, jellies or as pudding.
Photographed from Balgarden, Tangmarg and outside Dachhigam forest.


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Cydonia oblonga Mill. from Kashmir:  Cydonia oblonga Mill., Gard. dict. ed. 8: Cydonia no. 1. 1768

Syn: Cydonia vulgaris Pers. ; Pyrus cydonia L.
Common name: Quince
Kashmir: Bam tsunt
Small tree with tomentose young branches, glabrous when old; leaves alternate ovate to oblong, up to 10 cm long, upper surface glabrous or pubescent, lower densely white tomentose, base rounded or subcordate, margin entire; flowers white or pinkish, 4-5 cm in diam; hypanthium densely tomentose; sepals lanceolate or ovate, tomentose; petals 16-20 mm long; stamens many; fruit fragrant, 3-6 cm in diam, densely tomentose, finally yellow when mature.
Commonly cultivated in Kashmir.
Best consumed after roasting, baking or as stew. Also used in jams, jellies or as pudding.
Photographed from Balgarden, Tangmarg and outside Dachhigam forest.


 
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This medium sized tree was shot from a beautiful location at “Chakrata-Tinuni Motor Marg” in May 2012, this is obviously a Rosaceae member, I am yet to reach to exact identification, hope to get conclusive responses..


I hope Cydonia oblonga


 

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My Pending Identifications: Chakrata-Cultivated tree for id:: NS MARCH 13: 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5).

This Rosaceae tree was shot from an orchard near Chakrata..
Please suggest id… tentative id is Cydonia oblonga


Before I read your message I was to suggest Cydonia oblonga.

 

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Rosaceae Fortnight: Cydonia oblonga from Kashmir-GSSEP13/131 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)

Cydonia oblonga Mill.,  Gard. dict. ed. 8: Cydonia no. 1. 1768
Syn: Cydonia vulgaris Pers.
Common name: Quince
Kashmir: Bam tsunt.. (the fruit is commonly eaten after grilling)

Small tree reaching 6 m tall; branches purplish; stipules cuducous, ovate; leaves ovate to oblong, 5-10 cm long, densely tomentose beneath, margin entire; flowers white, 4-5 cm across, calyx tomentose; fruit fragrant, yellow, 3-5 cm across, densely tomentose, with persistent reflexed sepals.
Photographed from Balgarden, Srinagar, Kashmir.
There is a bitter memory associated with this tree. When I was about 7 years old and my elder brother around 10, we had climbed on this tree to play/pluck fruits, both on the same branch. The branch snapped, and both of us fell down about 10 feet down. I was totally safe as I fell over belly of my brother, who due to double impact was in bed for more than four months. Perhaps I won’t forget this tree.

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ID pleasest : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Please identify the fruit here. It is from Afghanistan. It tastes like raw apple, and pen there say it is not Baggugosha.


I hope Quince, Cydonia oblonga

Cydonia oblonga Mill.


 

 
 
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