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Where to find quinces in Tucson, AZ

Guenevere Nov 9, 2008 06:59 PM

I'm desperate to cook some quince paste. Does anyone know where I can buy some in Tucson, AZ?

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  1. Erich RE: Guenevere Nov 10, 2008 09:04 AM

    Can't help you, but sorry you weren't here in ABQ a month or so ago, when about a half dozen of my friends were trying to pawn the little rocklike things off on me. :-/

    1. hohokam RE: Guenevere Nov 10, 2008 09:38 AM

      The Food City stores up in Phx usually carry quinces, so you might try the Tucson locations of this chain or some other Hispanic-oriented supermarket.

      As I recall, last year, they were going for around $1.30-$1.50 apiece (yes, apiece) in Phx.

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        Filet o Fish RE: Guenevere Nov 10, 2008 11:55 AM

        You can find quince in Tucson at Basha's markets.

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          Guenevere RE: Guenevere Nov 10, 2008 01:08 PM

          I found some at food city for $1 each, less by the case. Pretty expensive. Maybe I should try and grow some. And you, in ABQ, they are rocklike, until you cook them, and then they are . . . heaven.

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            Guenevere RE: Guenevere Nov 11, 2008 05:22 PM

            And. . . I just bought a tree. It won't help this year, but in a few years I won't be paying 1$ for frangrance-free anemic little things.

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              noshingaround RE: Guenevere Nov 12, 2008 07:38 PM

              You might try Tropical Market. They have some fresh produce. Tropical Market is located on Grant Road around Tork's but pushed back into that strip mall.

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