Quince time

It's Autumn and that means Quince season.
Actually it's still a bit early; at least for my Champion variety Quince; it'll be another month or so before they are ripe.
I bought the Champion because it has a big fruit with a brilliant dark red coloured fruit when cooked; some of the Quince varieties are a bit dull and only a pale pink.
It's a young tree; the first year with a decent crop.
Maybe the fruit is larger because my young dog pruned all the fruit trees of fruit up to a height on 1 metre; nothing like a green chewy ball to pick and play with; and then pick another one.
How to use quinces:

  • Paste to enjoy with cheese; freeze for serving over the year; my fav :)
  • Jelly or Jam; can be a bit running
  • Poach with a vanilla bean
  • Stew; have with muesli
  • Add it to a Middle Eastern stew
  • Endless possibilities ...

More information about quinces