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Recipes starting with Q

Quince
  • Botanical: Cydonia oblonga
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Known as: Quitte
  • Old Use: C. vulgaris. Pyrus cydonia.
  • Aroma: balsamic, clean, fruity

Quince

The tree grows 5 to 8 metres (16 and a half feet to 26 feet) high and 4 to 6 metres (13 feet to 19 and a half feet) wide. The fruit is 7 to 12 centimetres (3 to 5 inches) long and 6 to 9 centimetres (2 to 3 and a half inches) across.

The immature fruit is green with dense grey-white pubescence, most of which rubs off before maturity in late autumn when the fruit changes colour to yellow with hard, strongly perfumed flesh. The leaves are alternately arranged, simple, 6–11 cm (2–4 in) long, with an entire margin and densely pubescent with fine white hairs. The flowers, produced in spring after the leaves, are white or pink, 5 cm (2 in) across, with five petals.

Quinine
  • Botanical: Cinchona officinalis
  • Family: Rubiaceae
  • Known as: Quinine Bark tree
  • Old Use: medical

Quinine

The Cinchona plants are large shrubs or small trees with evergreen foliage, growing 5–15 m (16–49 ft) in height. The leaves are opposite, rounded to lanceolate and 10–40 cm long. The flowers are white, pink or red, produced in terminal panicles. The fruit is a small capsule containing numerous seeds.