Royal 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 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. 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.
USDA Zone: 5,6,7,8,9
Tree Size: Medium
Size: 1/2 inch caliper (width around trunk)
Height: approximately 3 ft when shipped
Shape: Whip (no branching)
Conventionally Grown Trees are shipped bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through mid-April depending on USDA zone.