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quince

(kwints),
The edible fruit of Cydonia oblongata (family Rosaceae); the seeds have demulcent properties.

quince (kwins),

n Latin name:
Cydonia oblonga; parts used: seeds, fruit; uses: diarrhea, gonorrhea, dysentery, thrush, sore throat, canker sores, gum conditions, possible treatment for cancer; precautions: pregnancy, lactation; seeds are toxic. Also called
common quince or
golden apple.

quince

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Postman has a collection of 100 different types of quince trees, with samples from all over the world.
Quince trees are lovely and aromatic, but North American cultivars tend to produce fruit that is hard, dry, and sour when raw.
While relatively common in Colonial American gardens, today quince trees are rare, and their fruit is considered a specialty crop.
The yield of quince trees is closely related to fruit set and fruit drops.
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Pupils have helped to plant the school's own community orchard containing a mixture of apple, pear, plum, greengage and quince trees.
To the rear is a large lawned area with shrubs and trees including apple, pear and quince trees.
It had a big garden, with quince trees and a vegetable patch at the bottom.
The Trust also sells quince trees - log on to brogdale.