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jpsbcfcjpsbcfc Posts: 50

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can someone tell me what this is please?

 

thank you

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 27,290

    Hi jpsbcfc. It looks like a quince to me.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • jpsbcfcjpsbcfc Posts: 50

    thank you.

     

    are the fruits useable ( I am sure I have heard of quince jelly ) or do I just leave them for the wildlife?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,093

    That's Chaenomeles, as opposed to Cydonia oblonga, both known as quinceimage

  • jpsbcfcjpsbcfc Posts: 50
    Ok so these are just for the birds etc then?
  • B3B3 Posts: 11,552

    Saw a father once encouraging his young son to steal one from my front garden. Hope the little darling didn't break a tooth!

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DyersEndDyersEnd Posts: 730

    My Mum used to make delicious quince jelly.  Seem to remember it involved loads of skimming and straining through muslin.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,202

    We make a really nice Quince Jelly from these. Wait until they are properly ripe (when they turn yellow,end of August here. Ripe when they smell really nice).

    Slice them up and boil them Strain the cooked fruit and then use 1lb of sugar to a 1 pint of liquid. Gorgeous. Had some on my toast this morning.

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