Royal medlar trees are a classic European garden favorite. They are revered for their ornamental value and for their delicious, unique fruit. Royal Medlar fruit is about 1-2 inches in diameter, soft brown in color and born from large, beautiful white flowers. It has a texture and flavor reminiscent of cinnamon-applesauce and can be eaten fresh, cooked, roasted or in pies and jelly. Medlar Fruit is hard at harvest time and must be allowed to ripen for a few weeks in a cool, light place where it becomes soft and juicy. This process is called bletting.
Growing Considerations for Royal Medlar trees
USDA Zone: 5,6,7,8,9,10
Pollination: Self-Fertile variety
Fruit Storage: Fair
Mature Size: 8-14 ft.
Recommended Spacing: 8-14 ft.
Uses: Fresh eating, dessert, jams, drying
Water Requirement: 8-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Years to bear: 1-3 years
Shape when shipped: whip(no branching)
*Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 inch caliper (width around trunk) 4-6 ft. in field (trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped)
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Note on Shipping:
Our medlar trees are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive so you'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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