Quince, perhaps the most beautiful fruit originally from the Caucasus region. It is grown in Mediterranean countries and gives precious fruits in late autumn. It is one of the most important allies of health in the fruit family. 
It is considered the fruit of fertility. In "Parallel Lives" by Plutarch it is quoted that Solon introduced a decree, according to which the bride and groom should be locked up in a room and eat a quince together.