Fruit & veg
Is this a quince or a pear tree
Fruit & veg
Hi. This is an old, and recently shortened tree in my parents' garden in Lincolnshire. What is it? If it's a quince, as we suspect, then any idea what variety it is? How should we store and use the fruit?
Vendée, Western France
Pear but no idea which one. Quince are very much more lumpy and bumpy and round-ish.
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PEAK DISTRICT Derbyshire
Have you tried to cook one?
If after an hour’s stewing it is soft, you have a pear. If it is just beginning to stop behaving like a rock, then you either have a quince or you have a warden pear.
The smell of the cooked fruit is also completely different.
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Central Norfolk UK
That looks like a pear to me.
Info on harvesting and ripening fruit here
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Winnie the Pooh
Cutting it will give you a good idea too. Agree with the others...looks like a pear. If in doubt, taste 😉
To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
I think this is a quince it has small Orange flowers before the fruit is formed