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Observed: 26th October 2011 By: ellabbs
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Description:

Notsure what this is.just want to know of its edible at all.was on a small bush like a small orange.
Thanks in advance.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Quince (Cydonia oblonga) interacts

Comments

Refugee's picture

Tough

They are edible but they are best for cooking as they are a bit stringy raw. Usually best in jam.

Refugee

Fenwickfield's picture

Wine

Makes a good wine or jelly.

Fenwickfield

jja28's picture

Quince

Thanks for the cooking tips - I keep wondering what to do with these. I have a very productive quince 'bush' whose produce is usually left as food for wildlife. However birds don't seem to feed off them. I guess they must be of some use to invertebrates when they become windfalls and rot.

Jerry

Fenwickfield's picture

Will feed

They will feed on them,I have in the past picked some for myself and stored the rest in the shed to put out in January,Feb when most berries have been eaten they have started to rot by then,as I think they prefer them when they have turned.I get Fieldfares,Blackbird's and thrushes love them.

Fenwickfield