How to store quince

How to store quince

Quince and other late-ripening fruits store well into winter. Find out how, in our how-to guide.

Quince ripen late in the season, so tend to store better than other fruits that ripen earlier. If you get your storage conditions just right, they can last for several weeks, meaning you can be eating delicious quince well into winter.

For the best results when storing quince, harvest them when they’re still firm, just before they ripen. Don’t store any that are bruised or damaged, as these will rot and could cause other quinces around it to rot as well. Bear in mind that quince fruits do bruise easily so only ever store them in single layers, and make sure they’re nestled well into their protective material and are not touching each other or the sides of the container you’re storing them in.

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