Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The Quince

ABC Wednesday
The letter is Q
Q is for Quince

The blossoms that bloom in the spring (tra la) 
on the small quince bush that lives in the side garden....

Alas, the fruit it produces is only walnut size and is inclined to shrivel up and fall off,
but when properly cared for and propogated in its rightful spot
the Quince is magnificent!

Francisco de Zubaran

Leslie Lee

Said by some to be the fruit that tempted Eve in the Garden

and certainly enjoyed by the Owl and the Pussy Cat, who, when they set
out to sea, had slices of Quince with Mince tarts for Tea.....

Let's hear it for the Quince!

and for ABC Wednesday and Roger and Denise
who bring this lovely meme to us this week.

Here for more Qs


Reader Wil said...

Again an important and interesting post teaching us a new word. Thank you for it and also for your kind comment!
Wil, ABCW Team

Roger Owen Green said...

I'm tempted, too!


ellen b. said...

Yippee for Quince.

Susan Moore said...

I love the flowers, must be such a beautiful sight in springtime!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That quince looks good enough to eat (with a runcible spoon of course).

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Apologies -- showing off -- my literary knowledge stopped with childhood ;>)

Indrani said...

Love the color of the flower. I have not seen one in real.

The Weaver of Grass said...

We saw a lot of quinces when we were out at the weekend - all of them on a hedge which in spring is covered in those lovely flowers - we call them Japonica. I didnt know that the fruit was edible though.

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Yippee for quince! First time I hear about it, the flowers are so pretty.

Hildred said...

Oh Sallie, I forgot about the runcible spoon but I do remember they danced by the light of the moon -

And Pat, your comment made me do some research and I found that the quince comes in two forms - the Tree, which bears fruit, and the Shrub, which puts all its energies into those fragrant asnd delicious blossoms and is called the Japanese Quince. No wonder my little bits of fruit abort.....

Trubes said...

I had a jar of Quince Chutney and it was delicious.
It brings to mind one of my favourite poems,
The Owl and the Pussy Cat,
'They dined on mince and slices of quince, which they ate with a runcible spoon'

As a child I hadn't a clue what quince was but during the School lessons we learned how to analyse the poetry and get an insight into the mind of a particular writer.

See how the simple quince evokes such memories.
Thank you for sharing 'the quince' with us,
Best wishes,

Abcw team.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

just visited a post with a white colour quince flower.