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Knobby, misshapen, but lovely to eat

Quince
Quince was popular with New England's early settlers. (Michele McDonald/Globe Staff) Michele McDonald/Globe Staff
By Diana Burrell
Globe Correspondent / November 15, 2006

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Along Chelmsford's Route 4, Jackie Dawson's quince tree draws curious glances from drivers. The tree came with the 17th-century farmhouse, which the Dawson family purchased during the Great Depression. Families who know the fruit -- it thrives in the Mediterranean -- would stop and ask Dawson's in-laws if they could pick some. "This year we know of three families enjoying ... (Full article: 502 words)

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