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At mature heights of 8 to 15 feet, quince (Cydonia oblonga), is an unusual tree with twisted, gnarled branches that add interest to the landscape, especially during the winter months when the tree is leafless. In summer, fragrant fruit replaces the attractive springtime blooms. Although the fruit is often too sour for snacking, it makes flavorful jams, jellies and pies. Quince is suitable for growing in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 5 through 9.