“All quince or what?” – a very special fruit for the jubilee

Irmgard krammer has made her passion her mission at lindenweg in grobenseebach. In their marme store, fruits from the garden, meadow and forest, preserved in a variety of ways, are ready for tasting.

Krammerkrammer celebrated the 15th anniversary of the small store with the motto "all quince or what??" She made the path of the quince from the tree to the glass visible. Krammer is convinced: "you can’t get more regional, organic or local than that." She is particularly pleased that the quince tree in her garden has borne fruit very well this year. "That’s enough for me this year, according to the fruit expert. Although she had prepared a lot for her campaign to promote the quince, the tree was still full of the yellow fruit at the halay point.

For krammer, the special thing about the quince is its tart, sour taste, which can be combined especially well with many different dishes – whether sub, savory, sour or delicious. In addition pay jam, jelly, mush, chutney subsauer, mustard, punch, cake, likor or dried as fruit wedges as well as fruit confectionery.

With compliance with all hygiene rules, there were many offers to test and buy in grobenseebach. A high point was to spin the wheel of fortune. At the "Q the lucky winners received a quince product from the jam princess alina.

History of the quince

The quince has been cultivated in central europe probably since the ninth century. Apple and pear quinces are distinguished by their appearance. They contain a lot of vitamin C, minerals, trace elements, pectin, mucilage and tannins. Therefore, they can be useful for minor inflammations of the mouth and throat, as well as for intestinal disorders.

Already with hildegard von bingen the quince was an important and widespread remedy. Due to their high pectin content, quinces have a long shelf life and were thus an important source of vitamins for people in winter. Subes quince bread used to be the little man’s confectionery.

Since the quinces do not bloom until may, they are not exposed to the danger of late frosts, unlike apples and pears. The fruit is covered with a light fluff and at first seems hard and inaccessible, although it smells in the most diverse nuances of pineapple, orange, pear and mango. There is even a quince nature trail near astheim, where the different forms of the quince can be compared.

For irmgard krammer the jubilee with the yellow fruit was an opportunity to make her quince varieties known. For most of the markets have been canceled this year. The businesswoman still hopes for the nurnberg consumer fair consumenta and the christkindlesmarkt in nurnberg. For the grobenseebacher both markets are important, because she meets there in every year enough interested people of a aubergewohnliche fruit.


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