English homes have
japonica bushes in their hedge
rows. Many people think of them as ornamentals, and
the fruit as decoration, because they taste so terrible eaten raw, but
these fruits are actually quince and
can be cooked into a beautiful and
lovely pink to red flowers are the first to bloom in
spring and have small yellow fruits that spread a beautiful perfume on
warm late summer days.
you or your neighbors have any hedges that look
like this in early spring
they look like
this in the autumn...
the fruit looks like this (that's a tablespoon in the lower right
can pick the fruit and make it into a
delicious quince jelly, honey or syrup.