All About Quince

Latin name : Cydonia oblonga

Cherished in Ancient Greece, the quince was used to symbolize love and commitment.

Often compared to the apple and pear, the Quince is similar to both these fruits. However, due to the hardness of the flesh the Quince is best served cooked, and processed is most commonly found within baked goods, jams and jellies.

Fruit fact...

To prevent discoloration once cut, the Quince must be stored in acidulated water.

Times of harvest

Northern Hemisphere

October, November, December

Significant countries of origin

China, Turkey, Middle East, Spain