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Quinces

The Quince has been under cultivation since ancient times. It was considered an emblem of happiness, love and fruitfulness. Over the years it has been used in marmalades, jellies and candies and is now also sought after for pastes and other culinary uses. Superb in flower in late spring, and in fruit in autumn. Quince trees are cold hardy. All varieties are self fertile, and pollinated by Honey Bees.  Quinces should produce fruit once the tree reaches 4-6 years old.