Chaenomeles japonica (Photo of Japanese quince)

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Japanese quince (Chaenomeles japonica)
Japanese quince (Chaenomeles japonica)

Deciduous shrub, belonging to the Rosaceae family, covered with thorns. It can reach a meter in height or 12o centimeters, although sometimes it does not exceed 60 centimeters in height.

Its flowering takes place before the leaves come out, in winter. It blooms again for a second time in summer but with less intensity. Its flowers are bright reddish or orange, which give it a very decorative appearance throughout the year.

Its fruits are aromatic, and their shape is reminiscent of apples. They are called Kusa-boke in Japanese and are edible if cooked but not raw.

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11 February, 2022

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