Quince

The quince, the only known member of the pome family, is a relative of the apple and pear. Quince is one of the earliest known fruits whose cultivation pre-dates even apples. Quince trees have been cultivated in Asia and the Mediterranean for over 4,000 years. Today, quince is also grown in Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States. Turkey ranks first in international quince production by growing a quarter of the world’s quince each year. Although it’s the same fruit, quince in the United States is completely different from quince in Western Asia and other tropical reg..

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