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Van Deman Quince

This was the first of Mr. Burbank's important quince productions. It was descended from an original cross between the orange cross and the Portugal quince. It took the Wilder medal at the meeting of the American Pomological Society in Washington in 1891; and was named after Professor Van Deman, then head of the Department of Pomology of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It is very prolific, hardy, and is regarded in many parts of the East as almost the only quince worth raising. Its productivity, size, shape, smooth skin, and attractive color are inherited from the orange quince; its spicy flavor and tenderness from the Portugal.

Van Deman Quince

This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 4 Chapter 7