Friday, 21 September 2018


I didn't get many quinces this year, but that was a vast improvement on last year.  Our tree is trained around an arch which it is not particularly happy about. That is where it has to be so it can sulk or fruit!
They would normally be larger than this and slightly more golden. I think the size is to do with the 50 hot days without rain in the summer. The colour probably suggests they are slightly unripe but all the fuzz had come off them. That usually indicates they are ready to pick if not to eat.

As is their nature, they are as hard as rocks. They will sit on the Welsh dresser until more yellow and they develop their distinctive aroma. I shall find something nice to do with them.


  1. That's the first time I've ever seen a quince! I thought they were cooking apples when I saw the pic! I've learned a thing today, so thanks!!!

    1. They are strange as they are hard as nails and covered in fuzz. They are highly scented and have a taste all their own.


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