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Quinces at the end of summer ...

Quince (Cydonia oblonga) is the only species of the genus Cydonia (Maloideae, Rosaceae). Its botanical name comes from the Greek city of Kydonia in the northwest of the island of Crete.
The quince tree is a 4 to 6m tall tree that can be found in Asia and Europe. It blooms in May and June and has white to pink flowers. The petals of the flowers are between 2 and 5 cm long.
The fruit of the quince is similar to the fruit of an apple or pear. From quinces, it is possible to prepare compotes, jellies, as well as juices.
Quinces are often planted at the base of pear trees and other tall fruit trees and bear fruit after 4 to 8 years.
Quince fruit contains a lot of vitamin C, then potassium, sodium, zinc, iron, copper, manganese, pectin and other organic and inorganic acids.
Quince is considered a symbol of love, happiness, fertility, intelligence, beauty, perseverance and impermanence.
In ancient legends, quince gods determined destinies. She was the fruit of Aphrodite and Gaia. Paris, according to the promise of the beautiful Helena, handed her over to Aphrodite as the most beautiful of all goddesses.

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- Quince tree with branches to the ground,
- quinces.

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