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RCTman

  • Joined Mar 2017
  • Rhondda fach
Re: what is this
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2018, 09:42:17 pm »
Received another 2 cuttings off this plant (see photos) he thinks it had white flowers.
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RCTman

  • Joined Mar 2017
  • Rhondda fach
Re: what is this
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2018, 09:52:47 pm »
AROBWK, I've cut one horizontally for you to see, sorry for the quality of the photos, its been a long day out since 6 this morning until 9 tonight in sheepdog trials.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
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Re: what is this
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2018, 11:58:39 pm »
I cut one of my Japonica quince fruits in half horizontally, and it matches your specimen exactly.  The flowers are definitely red - not sure if there's a white cultivar.
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RCTman

  • Joined Mar 2017
  • Rhondda fach
Re: what is this
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2018, 07:57:32 pm »
Brilliant Fleecewife, then that's it JAPONICA QUINCE it is. Thank you all for your help

arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow - some say it's in England
Re: what is this
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2018, 12:13:32 am »
Flowering quince (Chaenomeles) confirmed then!Have to say though that there are other species of flowering quince besides C Japonica and many hybridized varieties. I seem to think they are often referred to as C Japonica whatever their origin.  I'm not 100% certain that all species/hybrids have the same tell-tale 5x seed-pockets, but 5x seed-pockets does it for me (albeit, RTCman, that 2 seed-pockets have not developed on your pictured example).   
Not eatable raw even when ripe, as far as I know, but edible (quince jelly anyone?)
 
 
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: what is this
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2018, 11:35:37 am »
I’ve used quince in porridge, stewed fruit, etc.  I absolutely love it.
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