Quinces are medium sized semi-tropical deciduous trees, reaching about 10 to 15 feet in height. Pink-white flowers appear in the spring and early summer, which develop into pear-shaped, golden color fruits. The fruit is larger than average apple and bumpy; appear somewhat like large guava, avocado, or as short-necked pear fruit. Its fuzzy surface is smooth as in peaches.
Quince fruit weighs about 250-750 g or more in some varieties. Inside, its flesh is light yellow, gritty and has multiple seeds concentrated at its center as in apples. Raw quince has intense fruity aroma and together with its bright yellow color instantly attracts the fruit lover’s attention. However, raw fruits, even after ripen, generally astringent and tart.