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Medlar

A small tree closely related to the quince with unique small fruits a bit like oversized rosehips that are eatable rather then edible. There is lots of discussion about this, but really it's for it's beauty that most people grow it. It has a unique twisted shape and very ornamental green / bronze leaves which overlap to form a canopy. Forms a small tree with beautiful large single white flowers in spring. Matures in March with the quinces, but then need to 'ret' by sitting them on the sill for them to become edible.

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$30.00

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Specifications

Ripening Time March - April
Fertility Self-Fertile (produces viable pollen)
Growth Habit Can be espaliered using the "fan" style only. Free standing tree grows to around 3 - 5m tall.
Rootstock Dwarfing rootstock
Chill Tolerance Normal chill
Plant Sizes Normal: approx 70-130cm bare rooted; Small: approx 50-70cm bare rooted

Pollination Guide

  • Pollination is far simpler than most people think. Generally, unless self fertile simply get 2 or more different varieties in the same group (eg pears) to ensure adequate pollination. A more comprehensive explanation can be found in our Pollination Guide
  • More information on Espaliering
  • More information in our Articles and on planting and pruning.
  • Answers to Common Questions.

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Medlar

Medlar

A small tree closely related to the quince with unique small fruits a bit like oversized rosehips that are eatable rather then edible. There is lots of discussion about this, but really it's for it's beauty that most people grow it. It has a unique twisted shape and very ornamental green / bronze leaves which overlap to form a canopy. Forms a small tree with beautiful large