Quince (Eng.), Kweper (Afr.)
Portugal Quince is a hard-working, fruit-bearing tree with plenty of character that requires little care in exchange for beautiful blossom, scent and tasty jams. Quince produce large, showy soft-pink flowers and beautiful perfumed golden fruits. They are often used in Middle-Eastern dishes as well as being delicious added to fruit pies and crumbles. The fruit is also used to make jelly. The fragrant pear-shaped fruit turn pale pink when cooked. Quince are usually grown as free-standing 'bush' trees. Choose a sunny, sheltered location.