Tuesday, October 23, 2007

2 things to do with a Quince

London, UK

Make marmalade or jam from it. Now you may wonder what I'm doing writing about an obscure fruit such as the quince. Well my travels today included a visit to the wilds of Suffolk, whereupon I came across the owner of this quince tree. (You can just make out the hanging fruit) For 50p I bought four and continued with my trip.

Are you aware of the quince? When was the last time you saw one in your local Tesco or Asda?

The quince, at one time, was one of nearly 3000 species of the apple and pear family available in England. This site has some useful information


For the benefit of those who can't figure out Google Images, a quince, or rather a photo of one has just appeared in this post!


jmb said...

Well Welshcakes is going to make a liqueur from her quinces as she said here

Colin Campbell said...

I just remember it from The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear. What does it look like?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, JJ. What a coincidence, as you say, that we have both posted on the quince! I never could find any in Britain [not being a country-dweller] although I always wanted to use them in recipes. It's used in all Med cultures, isn't it? What a pity most people now don't know it in Britain.