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Book chapter, 2003

Profitability for cultivation of Japanese quince (Chaenomeles japonica)

Rumpunen, K.


An analysis of the cost for cultivation of Japanese quince (Chaenomeles japonica) was performed using background data obtained in the EUCHA-project (FAIR5–CT97–3894). Factors tested were fruit price, yield, plant density, harvesting capacity and payoff period. In Sweden, cultivation of Japanese quince fruits would be profitable at a fruit price of 6 SEK/kg (1 EUR = 9 SEK) if fruits were picked by hand. If fruits were instead harvested mechanically, a fruit price of 2–3 SEK/kg would result in profitable cultivation. In the short-term perspective, Japanese quince fruits seem therefore interesting for production of e.g. jam, syrup, aroma extracts and liqueur.


Chaenomeles; Economy; Cultivation

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ISBN: 91-631-3765-8
Publisher: Department of Crop Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

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