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Help me identify this plant

Posted by kimmid Southern NH (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 4, 09 at 21:26

I got it last year for $5 at a clearance sale.. I honestly didnt think it would survive but i nursed it back to health. It blossomed this spring with tiny little gorgeous dark reddish flowers. Now we see these things that look like pears on it.. I had the tag with all my other tags but i cant find the box (still moving things in and around the house). It is many branched as you can see and it is about 2 feet tall right now but in my research when i still had my hands on the tag it was supposed to get about 3-4 feet tall and wide. Any ideas?

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RE: Help me identify this plant

Looks like a quince to me. Maybe "Texas Scarlet" (Chaenomeles japonica "Texas Scarlet") which has dark red flowers.


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RE: Help me identify this plant

  • Posted by kimmid Southern NH (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 4, 09 at 22:51

are the fruit edible?


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RE: Help me identify this plant

I know people who make quince jelly but I've never personally done anything with them. Possums and squirrels will happily devour the fruit in the winter.

Here is a link that might be useful: Article on using quince fruit


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Okay, how about this one.. haha

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coral bells.


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RE: Help me identify this plant

YOu ladies (and gents) are fantastic! Thanks so much!


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