Smyrna has strong aromatic flavored white flesh. Fruits are large and lemon yellow in color. Quinces are small deciduous trees that can be espaliered or pruned into hedges. This splendid tree has the looks and personality of a peach or apple tree. Smyrna is a Turkish quince and produces pale yellow pear-shaped fruit. The flesh turns pale pink when cooked and remains aromatic and firm. Propagation is done by cuttings or layering; the former method produces better plants, but they take longer to mature than by the latter. Named cultivars are propagated by cuttings or layers grafted on quince rootstock. Propagation by seed is not used commercially.