Bereczki is a traditional culinary pear-shaped quince variety, originating from eastern Europe. The large attractive fruits have a juicy acidic yellow flesh, which turns pale red when stewed.
Bereczki can be used for all culinary purposes including making quince jam and jelly, and adding extra flavour to other dishes.
Bereczki is not as well known in the UK as the popular Vranja, but is quite similar and makes a good substitute.
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Bereczki is reliably self-fertile, but does best in a warm sheltered spot.
There is usually no need to prune this tree.
The tree has some ornamental appeal - the blossom is attractive in spring, while in autumn the large golden fruits contrast nicely with the dark green leaves. The tree also grows with a pleasing rambling form.
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Bereczki is believed to originate from Hungary in the 19th century. It is quite similar to Vranja, and probably distantly related.