Generally available from September to the end of December.

One pound of quince will be 1-2 pieces of fruit depending on the size.

Flavor Profile

Given its tartness and fragrance, quince is often used in cooking and baking, where its unique flavor can enhance both sweet and savory dishes. It’s commonly used to make jams, jellies, and desserts, or incorporated into savory dishes such as stews and sauces.


Quinces are rich in vitamins, particularly vitamin C, known for its antioxidant properties that support cell protection. They also provide essential minerals such as potassium, crucial for maintaining proper heart and muscle function. Additionally, quinces are a good source of dietary fiber, promoting digestive health, and they contain antioxidants that help neutralize harmful free radicals in the body.

How Much Fruit Do You Need To Eat Every Day?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans advises that adults should consume 2 cups (1 pound) of fruit every day. A healthy diet supports healthy immune function and helps to prevent obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and some cancers.