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MEDLAR - DUTCH

Medlar Dutch Mespilus germanicaBy H. Zell GFDL, CC BY-SA 3.0 (Photo Credits)
Botanical Name: Mespilus germanica
Description

An old cultivar that produces large fruit to 6cm on a small, elegant, slightly weeping tree. The best variety for making jams and jellies, but also acceptable eaten fresh. Blooms in late spring with large flowers resembling single white roses. Fruit is eaten when soft, generally after a frost and has a mild flavour similar to a pear. Self - fertile.

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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Cool Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Yes (Often below -2)

Amount of leaves in Winter?

No Leaves (Deciduous)

Suitability in Pots

Yes

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months

April, May, June

 

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Medlar - Dutch (Cutting) 7/10

Lylecrocodile's Edible Fruits
Update: 3171 days 6hrs

Comments: -

The best thing about this old tree is the colour of the autumn foliage. I get a lovely russett orange from the leaves at a time when there is still plenty of light in the garden.The fruit is an interesting shape that few people recognise as something edible. And unless you cook with it  you need to let it ripen off the tree for a month before you can tackle it. Used like apple butter when 'fresh', it is ok, but it is much better as a quince substitute to make a jelly or paste. Dont bother trying to bottle it.

Fruiting Months April and May

Planted: 2003

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 10 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control: No pests observed.


Organic Status:Organic


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Medlar - Dutch (Grafted) 7/10

Sistaman's Edible Fruits
Update: 3147 days 21hrs

Comments: - great autumn foliage, different kind of tree to grow, interesting fruit

Fruiting Months January and December

Planted: 2006

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: horse

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: nil

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Medlar - Dutch 7/10

Tabs's Edible Fruits
Update: 255 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Bought from Flower Power, Flemings Nursery. 

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 10 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Medlar - Dutch (Grafted) 5/10

Dimity Cottage1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1062 days 2hrs

Comments: - I had the tree planted in a Perennial Flower garden and it got over crowded when young.

Pollination: No


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Medlar - Dutch (Grafted) 9/10

BJ11's Edible Fruits
Update: 642 days 10hrs

Comments: - Planted location #38 (clay). Is a worthy plant if just for autumn foliage (orange, red and purple!). Is very strong and healthy

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control: Had some pear slug. Chickens will resolve this

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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