Chaenomeles japonica is a species of Japanese Quince in the Rosaceae family. It is a thorny deciduous shrub that is commonly cultivated. It is shorter than another commonly cultivated species C. speciosa, growing to only about 1 m in height. The fruit is called Kusa-boke (草木瓜) in Japanese. Chaenomeles japonica is also popularly grown in bonsai.
It is best known for its colourful spring flowers of red, white or pink. It produces apple-shaped fruit that are a golden-yellow colour containing red-brown seeds. The fruit is edible, but hard and astringent-tasting, unless bletted. The fruit is occasionally used in jelly and pie making as an inferior substitute for its cousin, the true quince, Cydonia oblonga.
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I am so happy to return to FFF! Thanks for hosting! Lovely picture of the quince! I hope you will enjoy your weekend.ReplyDelete
I have several flowering quinces. The flowers are absolutely amazing. The bushes though have such brutal thorns. When I was growing up we had access to a large quince tree, and my father would make a jam type spread from the fruit. He called it "quince guggle." It was not very good, he didn't add much to sweeten it!ReplyDelete
So pretty and reminds me of apple blossoms.ReplyDelete
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