These large yellow pears are raw, rock and hard but when you process them into juice, compote or in a cake they become very tasty! It is perfect in combination with sweet/ salty dishes and is often used to make juice, tea, liqueur and wine with.
Quinces are native to the area around the Caspian Sea (Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan). The fruit is widely known in many countries, such as in the southern countries of Europe and in Japan. Compared to apples and pears, the quince blossoms a bit later in the year, specifically from May to June.
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How to store
Store ripe quinces in a cool, dark place. Unripe pears can be placed on a fruit bowl for several weeks to ripen.
How to eat
It is better not to eat quinces raw, but to process them into, for example, jam or compote. Most of the flavour is in the skin of the fruit, so if you have a recipe that requires the quince to be peeled, see if you can bake or cook the peels and remove them afterwards.