Collecting Quince

Quince is one of my favorite fruits! I love the way it smells and I love it’s texture when cooked. It’s so unique.

There was a quince tree at the Community Garden in Seattle, and I looked forward to the quince harvest every September, but since leaving Seattle, I’ve missed the quince.

Fortunately, this year, I realized there was a quince tree in the apple orchard of the school we live next to. I’ve been checking on it periodically throughout the season, and it had a fair number of fruit on it.

This past week, when I went over the orchard, there were a ton of quince on the ground. I think I was a couple of days late to harvesting them, but no matter; I can salvage these.

The tree is a bit too tall, so there were still a number of fruit left on the trees, but I could only reach one or two.

I usually make a quince compote that I can add to oatmeal or eat as is – and I will definitely do that again this year – but I would also like to try my hand at membrillo this year.

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