Quince Trees
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Are these quince ready to harvest

Zone South Croydon, Surrey | bruce added on October 2, 2015 | Answered

Are these quince ready to harvest? They are all yellow and very heavy.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on October 3, 2015

A fully ripe Quince turns completely yellow when ripe.
It also will have a strong sweet smell.
If mature they will snap off the tree easily, if they are dropping off the tree they are over ripe.
If you have to remove the fruit early due to early frosts, but the stems from the tree so you do not damage the branches.
Quince will ripen off the tree.

Here is a link with more information.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/quince/harvesting-quince-fruit.htm

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