Medlar trees are a classic European garden favorite. They are revered for their ornamental value and for their delicious, unique fruit. Medlar fruit is about 2 inches in diameter, soft brown in color and born from large, beautiful white flowers. It has a flavor reminiscent of spiced applesauce and pear and can be eaten fresh, cooked, roasted or in pies and jellies. Medlars like 1/2 day to a full day of sun and well-drained soil and is hardy to minus 25 degrees F.