The Smyrna Quince is the most popular quince used by famous chefs. Widely used for cooking in Europe, the quince is finding new attention now in America. The Smyrna is a large apple shaped quince with lemon yellow skin and excellent flavored tender flesh. This self-fertile fruit is highly perfumed and ripens September to October. (100 Chill Hours) Grows in zones: 5 - 9.