Is it an eatable fruit?

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  1. ptjmliao

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    What's the name of the tree? Is the fruit wearable? Thanks
     

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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    I'm thinking this may be Chaenomeles speciosa (Flowering Quince)
    If so, the fruits are normally considered inedible right off of the tree due to their being hard and bitter; however, they may be used to create preserves and jellies.
    Chaenomeles speciosa (Common Flowering Quince, Flowering Quince) | North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox

    I cannot tell from your photo if this may possibly be true Quince- Cydonia oblonga - which you can read more about on several websites including Quince - Wikipedia

    Hopefully, other, more knowledgeable people will weigh in on the identity of your tree.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Agree with Chaenomeles. As mentioned, the fruit is edible when cooked; it is nowhere near ripe yet though, wait until it is orangey-brown in October or November.
     
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    Would this six-foot height tree be “ornamental quince” ? How can I distinguish it with “flowering quince” ?
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Chaenomeles speciosa: 1.5 to 3 m
    C. x superba: 1 to 3 m

    Ornamental quince = flowering quince
     
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