Store-bought quince

milehighgirl(CO USDA 5B/Sunset 2B)December 30, 2012

Today I found quince, which I've never seen at a grocery store before (I've never had quince before). I have to say that it was less than I expected; really dry and slightly astringent. They seemed ripe. I bought the ones that were the most yellow and even had some slight bruising on the skin. I was expecting something more tart and crisp.

I know I can't grow them here due to the long growing season necessary so I was hoping for more of a wow factor. Is my experience normal or is this just like buying "tree ripened" peaches at the grocery store?

I can't imagine using garden space for these.

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Most people use quince for cooking, during which they are transformed into something very different and delicious.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 12:40AM
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