Night Quince


Growing up in a colder climate, the only fruit trees I came across with any regularity were apple, and to a lesser extent, pear; and even less frequently, cherry, peach and plum. Here in Tokyo/Kanagawa, I’ve lost the apple and pear, but gained persimmon and quince. I didn’t know either fruit by sight (or even name for persimmon) until my first fall here.

One of the things I love about both fruit trees is that, for some varieties at least, the fruit stays on long after the leaves fall, giving trees a glorious Charlie Brown-Christmas tree look.

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