What is this furry and fragrant fruit? You see them growing all over the county. They look like an apple or a pear but if you eat them raw they are too astringent, so maybe you thought they were just ornamental. The quince is a relative of the apple, pear and rose. While astringent and dry when eaten fresh, it becomes floral in flavor and tender when cooked. We have made a honey infused quince and apple pie for you. Come on in and try it.