This is one kilo of quince.
I was so delighted with the floral perfume from my few small Japanese quince from the garden (see here) that I decided I would like more as a centerpiece on the table and to scent the room. I was particularly inspired by this beautiful image, which is a painting, not a photograph as I first thought.
None were to be had locally (I don't think many are grown in Scotland) and my local fruiterer had never heard of them, so after some searching on the internet I ordered a kilo. The postage cost more than the fruit!
Now the little ones scent the kitchen, and these scent the sitting room. These have a slightly different fragrance - slightly more vegetably than flowery and with a hint of sherberty fizziness. It is more pronounced in the warmth of evening and very strong when you come down in the morning,
I am thinking of making quince gin....which might be ready for (first mention) Christmas!
What is your favourite fruit or vegetable smell of the moment?