(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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This is excellent for bees as it is early flowering and rich in necter
you can also eat the fruit but they are extremely sour even with pleny of sugar in jam.
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.
the other type of 'quince' (Cydonia) is much better if you want less extreme tartness.
Paris gave Aphrodite a quince as a token of love, Argentina produces 20,000 tons annually, Used as rootstock for pear trees.
This is what I know this as.There are some lovely garden cultivars flowering now with white through to deep red fls.
Lat/Lng: 52.5276, -2.0078
OS grid ref: SO995921
in a hedge next to the YMCA car park