The Disappearance and Revival of Fruiting Quince

Though usually hard and sour right off the tree, the fruiting quince is a delicious edition to both sweet and savory recipes, or as compote, butter, sauce, or jam.

Quince trees do well on a fertile site without excess nitrogen, and can stand wet and drought a tad more than apples. Shown here: Willowrose Bay Orchard on Guemes Island, Washington.
Photo by Barbara Berst Adams