Simply Quince wins accolades from the Longhorn State’s newest upscale magazine–PRIME-Living. Records from the 1850s report quince growing in Texas, however, recent sightings of Cydonia Oblonga have been more elusive. “Texas Scarlet” is a gorgeous Japanese flowering quince variety with fiery red, apple-blossom-like flowers that precede leaves each spring. It produces small greenish-yellow fruit in the fall which when peeled, cored, and cooked with an equal amount of sugar and a touch of cinnamon will grace your holiday table with an exotic turkey side reminiscent of its blooms. Thank you to the folks at PRIME-Living for getting their quince on! Happy quincing, Texas.