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Quantity/Pack: 4 lbs.
Seasonality: May - Jun & Aug - Dec
Origin: USA, Chile
Looking like an apple or a roundish pear and tasting a little like both, quince has been cultivated in Asia and the Mediterranean for over 4,000 years. Today, the quince is also found in Latin America, the Middle East and the United States.
Rarely used in its raw form, the flesh of the quince turns from light pink to almost purple, becoming softer and sweeter when cooked. A favorite for baking and preserving because of its sweet-sour flavor and high levels of pectin, quince can also be used to make jams and jellies.
Although quince may bruise easily, marks on the skin usually do not affect the quality of the fruit. The skin color will shift from green to yellow as the fruit ripens, but will still be firm. Store in an unsealed plastic bag in the refrigerator. Will keep for a couple of weeks. Quince should be peeled before using.
This item is perishable and must ship at least 2nd day.
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