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I love quinces and they only have a short season (right now down in the cool southern states) I am hoping someone knows where I can purchase them here in sunny Brisbane so I can bake some ruby slices for desserts and make quince paste to enliven a cheese platter.

I planted a native quince last year and am hoping to see some fruit from it eventually, nothing at the moment as it has struggled, it died right down in the dry (thought I'd lost it) but since the last rain it is bushing up so there is hope.

Thanks in anticipation ...

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If you like Plum jam you'll love Rosella. Raw Lilly Pillys don't have much texture and are so aromatic and tart, imagining them cooked with some sugar would be difficult. But try it if you have the chance, I'll be surprised if you don't enjoy the flavour.

Or check Encyclopedia Google.

Will do!

Hi Susanne,
A friend of mine was making quince jam 2weeks ago. I know she got them from the Kelvin Grove market. EcoFarm does not have any at the moment. I actually don't remember seeing it on their list for a while. Valerie
Thanks, I've plenty now got the last lot for $5/kg. Am poaching some for a dinner Sat night. Will slice some onto puff pastry for Sat at Bob's

That's sounds delicious. Can't wait to taste that!

Can I thank you again for the truly delicious Quince paste you brought along to the GV today Susanne... I just about tore it from your hands.  It has been enjoyed with some good cheese already. A real treat :)

Sounds like a sharing of recipes is in order !!

Will post my favourites in the recipe area.
Couldn't find a recipe area so will share them here

Bit of a hunt but it's under Forums, Recipes  Susanne.

I completely forgot to help myself to any of the tasties that were offered to take home! It was delicious and piper liked it too.


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