I’ve got a decent harvest of fruit off my Japanese flowering quince. Last year I made some jam from 2-3 fruit which turned out decent (I froze them first to soften them). Anybody have some favorite recipes for this rock which poses as a fruit?
Hi! Beautiful picture. I don’t have any recipe, I am sorry. But I would like to ask you a question: are the texture and taste of the flowering quince same/similar to those of the regular quince? Also, are these fruits coming from an old/big bush?
No, they’re nothing like regular quince. They’re not even in the same family. The fruit is nearly rock-hard, and really needs to be processed to be eaten. I turned those into jelly (the fruits themselves provide all the pectin you need), which was well-received.
These did indeed come from an old and large bush. The flowers are beautiful. I wouldn’t grow it for the fruit alone, but I’m glad to take advantage of it since it’s already there and established.
Not in the same genus, but in the same family.
My understanding is that you can use Chaenomeles fruits in any recipe developed for Cydonia fruit.