Thursday 25 August 2016

Quince watch 2016: August update - dreams blown away

Back in July, I was very excited to have nine quincelets on my Quince tree. I was seeing Quince Jelly in my future. All was rosy.

Alas, my dreams have been crushed. Or more to the point, blown away by the recent high winds. The above photograph is of the last quinces to fall.

No Quince Jelly for Gwenfar. None for the Quince Co-operative that Alison over at the Blackberry Garden suggested we set up. You know, a group of us pooling all our quinces in the hope several of us can get a jar each.

All our hopes, that at least someones tree has born edible fruit, now rest upon Nicola from Dogwood Days and Beryl at Mud and Gluts. Do we dare ask how their trees are going?

As for me, maybe next year.

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I am growing Cydonia oblonga 'Serbian Gold', also known as 'Leskovac'. My tree is about 6 years old.