An outline of the origin, races, propagation, management, and uses of the Quince is given in Chapter XIII, and in Section 137 its pruning is discussed. In the States east and southeast of the great lakes the varieties introduced from Europe at an early date succeeded from the start far more perfectly than most other orchard fruits, and up to the present few additions have been made to the list of varieties. In sections favorable for its growth it was grown as a home fruit for culinary use along a fence-line, or in a neglected corner, and the fruit appeared in market only locally, if at all. But at this time the fruit-in its season reaches distant markets in regions where it does not thrive, and it is found in the mining and lumber camps with as much certainty as the apple or orange, as we now have in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, and in other States, well-managed and profitable quince orchards. The small trees come into bearing about as soon as the grape, and the quince orchards known to the writer are more profitable as yet than other pomaceous fruits. The commercial marmalade found in every grocery in west Europe, and on every table nearly, is yet a thing of the future with us, yet every American housewife tries to secure a supply for preserving with sweet apples, and quince jelly is relished by those who can secure it even at fancy prices.