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    Labours of our fruits

    Just some pics I took whilst checking out our fruit trees. Why? Seemed like a good idea at the time, even though it probably wasn't.
    Thanks for viewing.

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    To keep the doctor away for at least 3 days! FYI they are Pink Lady apples.

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    Quinces aka quangers, often dubbed the poor man's fruit. Makes wonderful jam and a paste which with cheese is second to none. But as for being an edible fruit? Pretty second rate. Stick with the apples and give the quangers a miss is my advice.

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    Re: Labours of our fruits

    Box and send some over. They look delicious.

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    Re: Labours of our fruits

    The first is the pick of the crop, speaking of crop maybe a little tighter on the fruit?

    We don't grow quinces in British Columbia, at least as far as I know. Are they use for the pectin(?)only or are they edible on their own?

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    Re: Labours of our fruits

    Well captured Ken, they look very inviting. Next thing you know you'll have the Fruit-growers Association of Victoria wanting to engage your services !

    And I agree - quince paste + cheese = delicious.

    Dave

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    Re: Labours of our fruits

    Quote Originally Posted by tbob View Post
    The first is the pick of the crop, speaking of crop maybe a little tighter on the fruit?

    We don't grow quinces in British Columbia, at least as far as I know. Are they use for the pectin(?)only or are they edible on their own?
    Yes very much so. Back in the depression and war years of the 1930 and 40's when things were scarce just about every back yard had at least one quince tree. They are prolific fruit producers, hardy and easy to grow. The fruit is fairly large and enough to easily satisfy the hunger and fill the belly of a teenager. It is just that they do not rank very high on the edibility scale as fresh fruit. However stewed quince ( with cream!) and quince jelly on bread were great standbys when fresh fruit was scarce and often rationed or just not available. Hope this answers your question.
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    Re: Labours of our fruits

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Box and send some over. They look delicious.
    No problems! Wonder if I could email them to save on postage?
    Ken

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    Re: Labours of our fruits

    Quote Originally Posted by dje View Post
    Well captured Ken, they look very inviting. Next thing you know you'll have the Fruit-growers Association of Victoria wanting to engage your services !

    And I agree - quince paste + cheese = delicious.

    Dave
    Thank you Dave

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