The Quince Tree in September

Sunday, 25 September 2011


Not the sunny September day it was this time last year.


This fruit-picker is such fun to use.

 And extremely efficient.








23 comments:

  1. Loving that to do list! We're nearly at the bottom of the jar of Quince Jam we bought from Norton Priory but I'm hoping to go back soon as rumour has it they'll be selling actual quinces soon :D

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  2. Gorgeous evocative photos Sue. The 'To do' list is perfect, but I think I have said that before, well there you go then, I still think it is perfect.

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  3. If you want to save money on jars and lids then get tesco value lemon curd. It's only about 20 p or something like that. X

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  4. Your tree is bigger than I thought, good to see your daughter hard at work giving us a sense of proportion.

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  5. Wow! They look wonderful and so big! I wish a had a fruit picker! Is it effective as it is fun?

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  6. Wonderful! My quince are a totally different variety ~ they never go that yellow and have blush pink on them, they are greener......but any quince in a storm! I still have several quinces still lingering on my tree, and jelly and a new recipe for chutney is on the menu for next week.
    Happy Jelly-ing!
    Karen @ Lavender and Lovage

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  7. Don't you just love the different shapes and sized the quinces are? That's a very neat bit of kit that fruit picker, always helps to have a bit of child labour too.
    Tickety-boo
    xx

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  8. We picked up one of those gadgets from Lidls one year - they are just so good......

    First ever jars of quince jelly sat on our worktop (my other half is the jammer in our house). Liking the look of some of your other recipies, especially the tipple.

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  9. Ppfft! Will you just look at my atrocious spelling.........? Must try harder!

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  10. That looks like a fun thing to have around at harvest time and a child to do the harvesting too.

    Big aren't they, your quinces?

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  11. That fruit picker gadget looks fun!

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  12. How delightful. At 90p each in Waitrose, you must be even more thrilled! Enjoy your preserve making.

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  13. Pati from London5:55 pm BST

    Hello Sue, I look forward to seeing what you do with the quinces... Yum!. I saw damsons in my local greengrocers last week and after your inspiring posts on damsons, I have decided to buy some tomorrow. In order to do the gin, do you need to de-stone them? Also, which recipe did you use for the damson jam? I have checked your archives but couldn't found one. Sorry to bother you with all these questions but I would love to try the damsons... :-). Thanks, Pati x

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  14. Pati, you don't need to stone the damsons for gin but make sure you stab each one to let the juices flow.

    Jam recipes are all much the same. This one is as good as any :o)

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/food_and_drink/recipes/article6846214.ece

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  15. I just learned more about the origins of magenta from Jane Brocket and tapped on your name in the comments section and found you, Sue. What fun! I am looking forward to exploring your blog...and learning about quince...which I think I have never touched or tasted in my 60+ years!

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  16. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon and much better than climbing up the tree to get them!

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  17. deedownunder6:14 am BST

    We use a similar 'catcher' for picking the mangoes on the tree in our garden ...they are great. Ours is a bit more 'homemade' than yours, made with a calico bag and a coathanger! Works well though.

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  18. Pati from London10:01 am BST

    Thanks very much Sue, I've now bought the damsons.....(need to get the gin etc...). Have a lovely day! x Pati

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  19. I would love to get a fruit picker as a stocking filler (!) for my other half. Any ideas where to buy one?

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  20. Granny Dot12:23 pm BST

    Noooooooo don't BUY jam jars! Ask for them on Freecycle or Freegle. If people have the nerve to request 'tv (large, flat screen only please)' on Freecycle, a few jars isn't much to ask for!

    Enjoy the quirky side of your blog.

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  21. Nicky I bought my fruit-picker at a garden centre.

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  23. Hallo there. Gorgeous blog. You continue to make me homesick for the UK!

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