I have a question???

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by creeklady2000, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. creeklady2000

    creeklady2000 Well-Known Member

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    We ahve aflowering Quince now I want to know is this the kind of quince you can make jelly out of or just ornamental?????? I am guessing for looks but I dont know???? itis loaded with quince pods this year
     
  2. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    When I was a kid, the neighbors had a quince apple tree. At least thats what I called it. It was old, and about 14 feet high. It sprawled out like a bush. The fruit was light green and the size of an apple. Never ate one. I was told they would pucker up your mouth. My mother made what everyone called quince honey from the fruit. It was about like jam. It tasted pretty good. I've never seen another quince since then.
     

  3. poorme

    poorme Well-Known Member

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    quince pods? quince fruit looks like what uncle will said. you can eat them raw or do whatever you want. they're pretty hard, and better cooked.
     
  4. creeklady2000

    creeklady2000 Well-Known Member

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    thank you for the answers it was here when we bought the place 6 years ago yes itis like abig bush and it has the green fruit on it right now and I really did not know anything about it other than name of it so thank you
     
  5. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Does the green fruit resemble apples? If so, make some jelly about the time it frosts.
     
  6. poorme

    poorme Well-Known Member

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    they're not ripe until they turn yellow.
     
  7. creeklady2000

    creeklady2000 Well-Known Member

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    yes the green fuit resembles apples!!!! rough green apples
     
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    jassytoo Well-Known Member Supporter

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    DHs grandma used to use quince in her jellies and jams instead of pectin.