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The Quince is a small deciduous tree which bears a pear like fruit. The fruit’s appearance is similar to a pear and is bright golden yellow in colour when fully ripe.

Quinces can be eaten on their own but they are often turned into jams and jellies.

The tree flowers at temperatures as cold as 7 degrees centigrade (42 degrees farenheit) but needs to be at warmer temperatures for the fruit to ripen properly.
The Quince is native to many Mediterranean countries such as Italy, Turkey and Greece but is grown across the globe.