The Orange Quince is a very adaptable growing well in a range of conditions. This tree is just about as hardy as the peach, surviving temperatures as low as 0º F. Its branches will most likely die back if exposed to temperatures below -15º F, though the root will survive. The Quince can grow up to 20 feet high with unusual, crooked branches. They do best grown in moist, heavy soils and are often found in the wild near creek banks making this fruit a delicacy for wildlife. The orange quince bears heavily with large, bright yellow pear shaped fruits that are flavorful and aromatic. The fruit ripens in October through December and can extend through February in some colder areas. The Orange Quince is a self fertile tree and requires 300 chill hours.