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AROMATNAYA is reputed to have a pineapple-like flavor and is sweet enough to eat fresh.  This medium size, round, yellow, aromatic fruit is from southern Russia. It is among the best of thousands of varieties from the Black Sea region of Russia and Turkey. It ripens in October and needs to be stored on the window until it starts to soften. It is excellent for cooking. Like other quinces, the texture uncooked is dense, but it's nice when thinly sliced. The trees are much more disease resistant than other quinces. Hardy in Zones 5-9.