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1. To which two fruits is the quince related?
2. Which country today in south-west Asia produces most of the world's quince?
3. References to an apple in which Old Testament biblical book may have actually been referring to the quince instead?
4. Among the ancient Greeks, the quince was ritually offered at which ceremony?
5. Quinces have a somewhat sour taste if eaten raw. To sweeten the taste therefore, what did cultivators of these fruits do?
6. In 18th century New England colonies, to enhance productivity, where was it customary to always plant a quince tree?
7. Quince trees have become rare in North America recently because of a disease which is causing a real problem with it, apple and pear trees. What is the name of this disease?
8. In Argentina, where the quince grows well, what use is made of the gel-like sticky substance that surrounds the seeds of this fruit?
9. When it is grafted onto a pear tree, what astonishing ability does the quince give to the pear?
10. In the Middle East, even the dry seed of the quince can be used. It is soaked until a viscous substance is produced. For which medicinal purpose is this used?
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