I had already mentioned the "Frutti Antichi" (literally "ancient fruits") in this post
Generally, they are varieties of fruits that are difficult to find as they are not cultivated so much for different reasons, but one in particular: they are not so commercial as they are not so nice to see, but also because the production of a single tree is less abundant than other for other varieties.
These kinds of fruit trees were more cultivated in the past when people grew fruit trees especially for self-use and it was necessary to have plants more resistant to diseases and weathering.
One friend of ours passed a couple of weeks ago a left these treasures. The group on the top is of"pere cotogne" (quince pears) while on the bottom of the image they are "mele cotogne" (Quince).
They could seem not so nice to see, but these fruits grew on the tree without nothing. They belong to old trees that leave without any cure, they are almost wild. The two brown-reddish fruits are giuggiole (jujube) another fruit difficult to find.
These fruits are particularly hard to cut and to peel, but their high pectin content makes them ideal to prepare jams, jellies, and compotes (to be continued)
All the images were taken by me with a 5 MPx camera. In the second and the third image I have not used a white screen or background: it is only the board of the table.