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how to solve a problem like a quince

jubilant cerise | Oct 10, 201109:26 AM

Or more specifically - how long will a split quince last once picked? Will it last in the fridge/cold storage? Can I cut and freeze it?

I found a couple on the ground yesterday and figured that meant they were ripe so I picked the tree. I was planning to cut away the exposed spots and work with the rest of the fruit but the tree yielded a lot of fruit this year (about 100 quince; 70 split) so I don't think I can deal with them all in a day. I regularly have a pretty busy work week (I have other commitments nearly every evening after work hours) which means I most likely won't get to them again until next weekend.

This is only the second time I've been able to harvest quince from the tree. I made jelly and membrillo a couple of years ago and they were so wonderful. I definitely want to make more of those as well as experiment with them since there was so much fruit this year.

Thanks in advance for your advice! :)

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