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Store-bought quince

Posted by milehighgirl CO USDA 5B/Sunset 2B (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 30, 12 at 23:44

Today I found quince, which I've never seen at a grocery store before (I've never had quince before). I have to say that it was less than I expected; really dry and slightly astringent. They seemed ripe. I bought the ones that were the most yellow and even had some slight bruising on the skin. I was expecting something more tart and crisp.

I know I can't grow them here due to the long growing season necessary so I was hoping for more of a wow factor. Is my experience normal or is this just like buying "tree ripened" peaches at the grocery store?

I can't imagine using garden space for these.

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RE: Store-bought quince

  • Posted by murky z8f pnw Portlan (My Page) on
    Mon, Dec 31, 12 at 0:40

Most people use quince for cooking, during which they are transformed into something very different and delicious.

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