A truly fabulous winter fruit. However, it was a very brave person who picked that furry brown fruit off a quince tree and tried to bite into it! The equivalent really of biting into a potato straight from the ground.... But, cook it slowly with love and this furry brown hard as a rock white flesh fruit transforms into a ruby red soft fleshed fruit fit for the Gods! We love cooking Quinces. The beautiful clear jelly truly has a unique taste and flavour of this luscious fruit.