Satisfying Your Curiosity About Quince

Quinces are the sole members of the genus Cydonia. They belong to the Rosaceae family, along with strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, cherries, plums, apricots, peaches, cherries, apples, nectarines, pears, almonds, and ornamental trees and shrubs (such as roses, meadowsweets, photinias, firethorns, rowans, and hawthorns). Quinces originated in the Caucasus, a mountainous region between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea, where an irregularly shaped variety still grows wild. […]