Ajbellamy's picture

Mystery fruit

Observed: 3rd February 2013 By: Ajbellamy

Circa three fruits produced by unknown tree in our garden. It has been planted and trained up a sheltered north facing wall

Species interactions

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Species with which Quince (Chaenomeles sp.) interacts


Perdika's picture

Quince Jelly

If this is quince, it's possible to make very nice jelly from the fruit. The plant also has an attractive flower in the winter, which is why we planted it in our garden.

lavateraguy's picture

But don't eat anything ...

... until you're 110% sure that it's edible.

GrizzledBadger's picture

Fruit is Japanese Quince

Japanese Quince, as Quince is Cydonia oblonga, with fruits that have stone-cells in the fruit flesh as do pears. Also seeds are numerous Chaenomeles whereas Cydonia is more like apple or pear for numbers.