platypus's picture

Quince (see previous post)

Observed: 5th April 2011 By: platypus

(see previous post) this is what the bush looks like now. its really attractive, the flowers in particular, with that waxy look.

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Fenwickfield's picture


This is excellent for bees as it is early flowering and rich in necter


miked's picture

you can also eat the fruit

you can also eat the fruit but they are extremely sour even with pleny of sugar in jam.

Fenwickfield's picture

Did try

I made some jam with them and your right it is rather tart,they say quince jelly is better so may give that a go this year.


miked's picture

the other type of 'quince'

the other type of 'quince' (Cydonia) is much better if you want less extreme tartness.

raikes's picture

Paris gave Aphrodite a quince

Paris gave Aphrodite a quince as a token of love, Argentina produces 20,000 tons annually, Used as rootstock for pear trees.

corylus's picture

Japanese Quince

This is what I know this as.There are some lovely garden cultivars flowering now with white through to deep red fls.

Hazel Trevan