Quince is the fruit whose zikr is found in Hades. Eat this fruit, as the Holy Prophet (saw) advised in Ibn-e Maja, as it lowers the risk of a heart attack. He also said that this fruit was brought from Jannah, and no Prophet had yet passed who did not consume this fruit. Quince fruit in Pakistan grows in different regions: Azad Kashmir, Sawat, Merdan, and Murree.
Quince is available in grocery stores as well as at the local farmer’s market for marketing purposes. In the United States, quince is a fruit crop that is reappearing. Since quince fruits do not form fruiting spurs, they are trimmed and trained on the tips of shoots made the previous year during the dry season.
Pruning is necessary for good cropping every winter when growth can be thinned to increase light and air penetration. Remove crowded branches with vigorous shoots, also branches with slow growth. There are many edible quinces to choose from in Portugal. The best-flavored fruit is pear-shaped, has a deep golden-yellow color, and is more vigorous than another cultivar, though it is less hardy. Meech S Prolific has a pear-shaped shape, a bright golden yellow color, a good flavor, large flowers, and vigorous growth. Quinces mature in the early summer months of June, July, and August, as well as the early and middle fall months of September and October. Quince needs at least 1 inch of water per week for growth and fruit production; if irrigation is insufficient, the fruit may drop early.
The best fertilizing advice for quinces is to avoid adding fertilizer to the planting hole. Beginning in March and no later than July, fertilize no more than twice annually. Quince fruit yield per hectare ranges from 25 to 35 tons. Aromatnaya, Kuganskaya, Smyrna, and Van Demon are some quince varieties. Like all other fruits, quinces can develop certain diseases, and they are frequently attacked by insects. Black spots, borer, and scales are examples of these diseases and insects.
Uses of Quince fruit:
Quinces are now used in many wonderful ways. It enhances healthy skin and lessens the appearance of wrinkles. Improve the immune system. Defend your skin from the damaging effects of UV radiation. It stimulates and improves the hair follicle’s health.
Avoid cancer and cardiovascular disease. It improves digestive health and aids in weight loss. If a pregnant woman consumes quince from the beginning, she will have a healthy pregnancy and a beautiful baby. Quince aids in blood pressure regulation. People with gastric ulcers can benefit from quince juice. Quince can treat colitis, diarrhea, and constipation when combined with honey. Quince can be baked or boiled to help with motion sickness. Quince is helpful for people with liver and eye conditions. Quince fruit in Pakistan is also used in jellies, jams, and quince cheese.
Quinces are also used in pharmaceuticals. Vitamin C, zinc, potassium, copper, iron, and dietary fiber are all abundant in quince. Quince is rich in limonene, catechin, and other organic compounds that are good for our health. For better production and yield, we should use different quince genotypes. To get high-quality products, use cultural practices like pruning, thinning, irrigation, and fertilizers.