These are an autumn fruit that were once known as the golden apple or the 'fruit of love, marriage and fertility'.
They are characterised by their fascinating yellow colour and captivating aroma. They are a pip fruit like pears and apples, featuring a very firm, aromatic and refreshing flesh. Their firmness means they can be sold during the autumn and part of the winter. They have always been popular in recipes due to their contribution of textures and flavours.