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Does anyone know what this shrub is?


By Sunrose

Kent, United Kingdom Gb

Does anyone know what this tree/shrub is?
Thank you! :-) It has thorns and blossom like flowers..




And that is a Chaenomeles japonica, aka Quince. Not however the Cydonia which is also Quince.

6 Apr, 2011


Thank you again Owdboggy!....never had one of these before...I did notice an old yellow looking fruit on the ground last year....but did not know where it had come from :-) I will google it...probably just a flowering variety...not edible is it? I don't want to be poisoned!

6 Apr, 2011


The fruits are inedible when raw but you can make jam from the fruits and there are lots of recipes on the internet for Quince jam.

6 Apr, 2011


The fruits are very definitely usable. I had Quince marmalade on my toast this morning. Indeed Marmalade was originally made from Quince, only the Victorians changed it to Oranges because they are easier to process.

6 Apr, 2011


.... called Membrillo here and eaten with cheese. Very tasty!

7 Apr, 2011


Thank you for all the interesting replies! I absolutely love Marmalade too....will be trying this if I get enough fruit!

Cyndi (Sunrose)

3 May, 2011


OMG, Quince jelly Sunrose with varkvleis, girl. We use to eat them in the OFS, but very astringent. Gorgeous blossoms. Waiting for mine. I especially planted a quince tree to make Jelly. Your, I do not know if it is eadible.
Wow !!!Owdboggy you know your "stuff", very impressive.

10 May, 2011


Ek sal dit probeer.....dankie Adoons!

10 May, 2011

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