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Old 26.07.2011, 09:39
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Can anyone identify this tree / fruit

We have recently moved and have a tree in our garden which we cannot identify. It appears to perhaps be part of the pear family, see attached photos.
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Old 26.07.2011, 09:41
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Re: Can anyone identify this tree / fruit

crab apples possibly, or quinces maybe?
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We have recently moved and have a tree in our garden which we cannot identify. It appears to perhaps be part of the pear family, see attached photos.
It's a quince. Don't try to eat it like a pear though
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Old 26.07.2011, 09:49
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Re: Can anyone identify this tree / fruit

Here you go:
http://www.bestrecipes.com.au/recipe...elly-L228.html

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Old 26.07.2011, 09:55
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Re: Can anyone identify this tree / fruit

Are the fruit furry? It loots like a quince.
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Re: Can anyone identify this tree / fruit

Quince is the right answer.
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Quince is the right answer.

I think it's a quince!






PS: I also think that now, after 4 times, we have clearly identified that UFO (Unidentified Fruit Object).
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Quince jelly.... apple and quince pie.... nom nom
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Old 26.07.2011, 12:07
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Re: Can anyone identify this tree / fruit

Never heard of quince but it sounds right, in German they are called Quitte or plural Quitten and you get them as Apfelquitte or Birnenquitte, rare these days but if done right (as in Quittenbrot) absolutely yummy.
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Old 26.07.2011, 12:22
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Re: Can anyone identify this tree / fruit

It's either kdoule in Czech (Cydonia, quince), or medlar. It's the best compot you can make, out of quince, so nice. It does not have the rose hip bottom.


Mispule is this, though (Mespilus germanica).



Medlar (mispule) has the bottom of the rosehips.
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Old 26.07.2011, 12:27
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Never heard of quince but it sounds right, in German they are called Quitte or plural Quitten and you get them as Apfelquitte or Birnenquitte, rare these days but if done right (as in Quittenbrot) absolutely yummy.
Also a very beautiful tree in its own right.
Especially the blossoms which are very rich.

The Schnapps is good too, especally when matured in beech barrels. It's a great combination.
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Old 26.07.2011, 12:27
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Quince paste is delicious with cheese!
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Old 26.07.2011, 12:30
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Re: Can anyone identify this tree / fruit

Quince is also a good cure for digestive problems
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Re: Can anyone identify this tree / fruit

I think this is a Japonica which is in the Qunice family but the fruit is hard when ripe it makes an excellent Jelly. It comes with white red or pink flowers and I use to have several trees growing along with the quince. The difference is that the quince is usually softer when ripe and they both are delicious cooked made into pies or flans and of course Jams and Jellies although you may need to put an apple with the fruit to set the jam or jelly.
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Re: Can anyone identify this tree / fruit

Japonica is much smaller. Definitely quince (or coing in French)- pick after first frost and leave on trays for a while- then jelly - or use in chutney.
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Old 20.08.2012, 00:01
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Re: Can anyone identify this tree / fruit

I made some delicious quince jelly from a neighbour's tree last year. Nothing to it.
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Old 20.08.2012, 00:47
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Re: Can anyone identify this tree / fruit

I've never heard of a Japonica before. Is that a loquat? Loquats are smaller and the leaves are thinner and more stripy looking. Loquats probably won't grow in Switzerland. Maybe in Ticino, but even there I think it's too cold.

Anyway, those are defiantly quinces in the picture. We have a quince tree that I think is on it's last legs even though it's on about 25 years old.
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C'mon kids ...... sort it out - do I need my runcible spoon, or not?
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C'mon kids ...... sort it out - do I need my runcible spoon, or not?
Always! They are quite useful. Everyone should have at least one.
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Re: Can anyone identify this tree / fruit

I believe it is a Medlar [eng] or Mispeln [german].
I am growing them myself
The leaves are cutely fluffy The fruits are sold early spring now in local shops.
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