Source: Magness et al. 1971
Quinces are fruits closely related to apples and pears, but are of relatively minor importance. Trees are small, generally not over 10 to 12 feet high. Fruits are mostly 2 inches up in diameter, covered with pubescence. Fruit flesh is rather hard, acid, bitter, so is rarely eaten fresh but may be used for jelly, preserves, etc. The flowering quince, widely grown as an ornamental, often sets some fruit that also may be utilized for jelly.
Production in U.S.: No data. Possibly 1,000 tons commercially.
Use: jelly, preserves.
Part of fruit consumed: Internal flesh, but all cooked prior to pressing for jelly.