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Plant wonders: Latvia ahead of the pack in flowering quince cultivation

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The sweet-smelling yellow fruit of the flowering quince are a sour treat that’s rich in vitamin C. The fruit usually ripen from mid-September to mid-October in these latitudes. Often used as a decorative shrub, this plant arrived in Latvia by mistake in the Soviet era but has now become a minor source of pride, seeing as not many countries have advanced creative uses of the flowering quince. For this story,…