Quinces are pipfruit and resemble a cross between apples and pears. Quinces are pipfruit and resemble a cross between apples and pears.
Quinces – Fresh from Pfalzmarkt
Cultivation & harvest
Quince trees prefer particularly warm and dry locations. Thanks to the late flowering period, the quince is hardly at risk of late frosts. The fruits are harvested between September and November.
When cooking with quince, it is very important to remove the fuzzy peel, as this contains the highest concentration of bitter compounds. Quinces are usually used to make jam or compote. They can also be used to produce juice. Other uses include baked quince as an accompaniment to meat dishes as well as quince bread, a baked sweet made from thickened sugar and quince pulp.
If the quinces are already ripe, they can be kept for up to a week, unrefrigerated they should be consumed within 3 days.