Outside my parents in law's front door is a small japonica which is surprisingly fruitful. Last winter I asked if they would be used and was given permission to take them to make quince jelly. The few pots I made didn't last long! Unfortunately, they have moved out of their house this week, and I was left with a quandary. Should I pick the fruit early and have a go at preserving it or should I leave it for the next inhabitants? I decided on a compromise. I picked the largest and most yellow of the fruit and left about half on the bush.