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Quince (Chaenomeles speciosa (Flowering quince))

Right this is our biggest confusion! This has little yellow fruits (see next few photos) which smell kind of...soapy :s and have quite a bitter taste (my Uncle thinks he is Bear Grhylls and tried one!) but we have no idea what they are!

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The shrubs look a little thorny - if so, these are the fruit from chaenomoles, the flowering quinces

25 Oct, 2009


It's really quite sad how exciting it is finding out what it is! I think you must be right as all the asnswers here and on my question say quince! Thank you for you input! I'm off to phone my mum and tell her I think you've solved it hehe! Elle :)

25 Oct, 2009


Andrewr is right, Numbaten, it's a Japanese Flowering Quince ( is that right, Andrewr?? Chaenomeles )....lovely coral-orange pink flowers in Spring, and spiny branches! I have quite a few, and apparently you can make quince jelly from the fruits but I've never tried! If you want more, you can grow them very easily from the seeds you'll find in the fruit, once it's shrivelled and started to dry out. I cut mine back with electric hedge-trimmers to make a neat hedge...tough as old boots!

26 Oct, 2009

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See who else is growing Chaenomeles speciosa (Flowering quince).

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This photo is of "Quince!" in Numbaten's garden