Gartenhaus Testorf | Quince Gelee 240g
The quince is said to have been cultivated in western Asia for thousands of years. The Greeks first described the quince around 600 BC. BC: As the fruit of the goddess of love, Aphrodite, the quince symbolized happiness, love and fertility. In ancient Greece, the quince with honey as the so-called "Melimelon" was given to the sick as a source of strength and to travelers as provisions. The Portuguese later called quince jam "marmelo" and then gradually extended the name to other fruit spreads. In this way, quince indirectly became the general namesake of jam.
The Romans, who called the fruit "woolly apple" because of its downy skin, finally brought the quince around the year 200 BC. to Central Europe and the north.
Today it is one of the almost forgotten types of fruit, which could also be due to the fact that its hard flesh is not suitable for eating raw.
However, it reveals its true size when cooked. We only use apple quince from our own and friends' cultivation (mainly from Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-West Pomerania) and then boil the fruit with a lot of time to a red juice, which then fills our kitchen with an aromatic-lemon scent for days. The result is a bright red fruit spread that tastes pleasantly mild like a mixture of apple and pear and is becoming more and more popular.
Small batches, made with carefully selected fresh fruit in copper pots, with a very high percentage of fruit and many handed down secret techniques.