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Quince fruit is available SE Portland October 2021
Quince fruit
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Larry_G
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October 5, 2021 - 8:39 pm

If anyone wants some quince (variety 'Pineapple') fruit, it is available

as of 5 October 2021 if you want to trek to SE Portland.

Send an email to plants at ledress dot com

for exact location.

Larry

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John S
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October 7, 2021 - 10:25 pm

That's a very nice thing to do Larry.

John S
PDX OR

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jafar
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October 8, 2021 - 2:10 pm

I'll probably be over on Sunday 🙂   

I think my tree has only 6 or 7 quince fruit on it after the loquat, pear and quince grafts plus the crazy weather this summer.

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Larry_G
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October 8, 2021 - 2:40 pm

After several rounds of thinning since July, I ended up with 250 pounds of fruit,

a typical year. 185 pounds of cosmetically nice fruit and 65 pounds of splits and

weirdos for juicing. This on a 12' x 15' tree. Another quince tree in SE Portland was

lost this year to property development, several have gone away in the past decade.

I am seeing more persimmon trees here in recent years.

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Rooney
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October 10, 2021 - 7:36 pm

Probably tomorrow I am going to try and finish up on a blackberry clearing up project around some quince trees that I think are chinese quinces. This field is in Aurora OR which on my way back home to Vancouver probably puts me in a position that you "can receive one". I bring them home every year because I can't eat oranges due to my having heartburn of which oranges are a primary concern. So I use fresh quince, this high in vitamin-C, and in raw form is very delicious blended up with blackberries. 

So I will send you an email for your address. If this works out (and I drop one off) maybe we can get your feedback of the differences between yours and these others.

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Larry_G
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October 14, 2021 - 2:31 pm

The Rooney fruit, shown to me yesterday, could be mistaken for an unripe mango,

with its flattened shape amd fuzzless green skin.

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Rooney
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October 15, 2021 - 9:49 pm

Larry: It was nice having that few gulps of red quince juice. I liked it. Bring to a boil for a mere 3 minute period? /unquote. Am I understanding this right that the fruit juice is extracted first then boiled before adding sweeteners?

My box of green species of quinces are still in the car and the greens are quickly paling to yellow now. Presumably the small atmosphere inside a car with windows shut helps. 

The way you have everything set up with triplecrown raspberry and the pineapple guava that's now fruiting around the back shows some good planning of over 25 years, so way to go! Smile

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sweepbjames
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October 16, 2021 - 11:43 am

Please, more about the quince juice. !!

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Larry_G
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October 17, 2021 - 12:39 pm

I served that quince juice at the last 3 HOS potlucks.

1. Get rinsed quince, can use cracked, pecked, small rot-spots fruit for juicing.

2. Cut cored and unpeeled into chunks for auger-type juicer.The result is 1 part ejecta to 7 parts coarse juice, by weight.

3. Let juice sit for an hour, skim off foam.

4. Gently press juice through fine-mesh strainer, discard large particles/grit.

5. Let the result of that settle in the fridge for two days.

6. Carefully pour that through coffee filter, avoid pouring the bottom sediments.

7. Heat to steamy phase, add sweetener, juice should be golden, this is my normal finish of the process.

8. I let it go to a boil for the first time this year, it immediately turned rose` color.

Note that no water is used in the process, except for equipment clean-up.

Thanks to Rooney for the compliments.

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