Sunday, April 27, 2014

Fact of the Day: Quince Pear

The pear-shaped fruit quince are commonly produced in Argentina, but remain somewhat unknown to most people in the United States. Despite its rareness in North America, it's closely related to pears and apples. All three are members of the Rosaceae (Rose) family of plants. 

18 comments:

Pilar Domínguez said...

In my country this fruit is very common and my mum makes a delicious "jam" with them. Kisses:)

Old Kitty said...

There is one beautiful quince plant/tree? It's been kept as a big bush where I am at the moment!! It has beautiful blooms too!! Yay! Take care
x

RaeAbigael said...

i am not sure if i have tasted this but i'm sure this is delish as the pears and apples. :)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I don't think I've heard of this before.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I think there's a reference to quince in that old poem "The Owl and the Pussycat," isn't there? Apart from that, it's unknown to me.

Margaret D said...

Can't recall this tree. Sounds interesting.

stephen Hayes said...

I've never enjoyed one of these, and have this experience to look forward to.

Pat Hatt said...

I've heard of it but never sounded very appetizing

Unknown said...

so interesting what I ve just red!!!
xx

Kati said...

They are popular in Germany for making jam or juice!

-Kati

DEZMOND said...

Serbia is one of the two biggest producers of quinces in the world. It's popular fruit here in Europe, not for fresh eating (you can't eat them fresh) but for cooking and cakes

Caramella said...

These are widely used in Sicily, very traditional. My mother knows how to eat them!

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I didn't know that!
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DeniseinVA said...

Very interesting, I have heard of them and think I have seen them sold but have never eaten one.

Bob Bushell said...

I've never tasted a quince, I must.

Christine said...

don't think I've had quince.

Joy said...

I wonder how it tastes...

Fundy Blue said...

I didn't know it was rare! We have quince trees in Nova Scotia where my extended family lives. My sister Barb has one in the yard of her summer home. I've had lots of yummy quince jam. Have a good one, Adam!