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
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Harvest Period: Late
Storage: 1-2 months
Low Chill: Yes
Uses: Fresh Eating, Canning / Preserves
Disease Resistance: Good
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Mature Size: 7-12 ft.
Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)
Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Recommended Spacing: 8-12 ft.
Our fruit trees and berries 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 since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits