Tag Archives: quince

A Farewell to Quince

Today marked the end of my attempt to grow quince.  The first tree turned brown and died in 2014 but the second only had a few brown leaves and otherwise looked healthy.  Last year it had a few browned branches, … Continue reading

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2015 Orchard Season in Review

The 2015 orchard season started with a fairly good spring followed by an abnormally wet early summer, then had an extended dry spell as autumn progressed. Insect and disease pressure was moderate and reasonably controlled by occasional spraying. European Apple … Continue reading

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2014 mid-season orchyard report

For the first time in several years the orchyard entered July with plenty of water. The trees and vines are green, the grass is green, and the garden is green (perhaps slightly too green thanks to rampant weed growth!). Unfortunately … Continue reading

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The Rurikia 2013 Season in Review

Preparation for the 2013 season began in late 2012. Having identified the likely culprit in the attacks on young apples to be the European Apple Sawfly, the orchard area was given a dose in October 2012 of approximately 5 million … Continue reading

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Roasted Quince

The last quince of the season, ready to roast. It was very soft and starting to develop some brown spots. The quince chopped and added to a small amount of water in a pan, ready for roasting. Roasted quince after … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

A selection of quince. These came from a tree bought as “Orange Quince” (as opposed to another tree bought as “Pineapple Quince”) which I’m not sure is a real name for the variety or not, but it was enough of … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

Yesterday I was visiting a company and had lunch in their canteen. I was not expecting much beyond basic canteen food, so I was rathar suprised to come across a baked chicken breast seasoned with fennel and served with a … Continue reading

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