This is my first post, though I have been lurking for a little while!
I was hoping to get some advice from permies who have tried growing quince from seed. Being part of the Rosaceae family, I understand that it might not grow true to seed like its apple and pear cousins, but as the plant is self-fertile, I thought that there may be a chance that it would grow fairly true to type. As I mostly use quince in preserves I don't think a little difference would be too problematic. I understand there have been some varieties bred in the US that can be eaten raw, but these quince are very much of the old types that need to be cooked. They have been grown locally by a neighbour who was giving them away.
As I've read that they can fruit within 5 years, I am keen to experiment anyway, but I would very much appreciate hearing other peoples' stories with this plant. At the very least, even if it is not true-to-type, I should be able to use resultant plants as root stock for pear trees, am I right?
Advice greatly appreciated.