The Beda "giant" Medlar tree produces fruit that exceeds most medlars. The Breda Medlar has an excellent quality ripening late with fruit reaching 1 to 2 inches in diameter. The Breda medlar has a sweet creamy flesh distinctly flavored with a pleasant acidity leaving a spicy bite. Medlar fruits are a curious delicacy, popular in medieval times but today not widely grown. Picked in autumn when still unripe, hard and bitter, the small golden-brown fruits must be stored for several weeks to ripen (or blet) until they are dark brown, soft, sweet and aromatic. Medlar fruits are very rarely available to buy, although you may sometimes find medlar jelly, so the best way to enjoy these unusual fruits is to grow your own. Medlars have at least a thousand year long cultivation history over a wide region stretching from Iran to England. Please refer below for more information on the organically grown Breda Medlar trees for sale.
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10 Heirloom:Yes Uses:Fresh Eating Harvest Period: Very Late Bloom Period:Midseason Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile tree Origin Date: England 1700's Storage:1-2 months Disease Resistance:Good Rootstock: Quince Years to Bear:2-5 years Recommended Spacing: 8-10ft. Mature Size: 7-12 ft. Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept. [TABS]
Size of tree
Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *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. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: 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.