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Medlar 'Nottingham'Mespilus germanicaDutch Medlar, Minshull Crab

Hardy Tree

What is Hardy Tree?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches. Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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'the best flavoured Medlar'

flat topped weeping habit

self-fertile

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Height Up to 400cm (157.5in)
Spread Up to 400cm (157.5in)

Hardy Tree

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Description
Considered the best flavoured Medlar, producing a heavy crop of medium sized fruits with a interesting caramel flavour. Medlar trees have a flat topped weeping habit, with large white spring flowers and attractive leathery leaves that turn to shades of golden orange in autumn. The russet coloured, apple shaped fruits are excellent eaten with wine, port and cheese, although are more commonly used to make into preserves or the Victorian delicacy Medlar cheese.
  • Pear and Quince rootstocks:
  • Quince C/ Quince Eline/ Quince Adams - Dwarf reaching a mature height of up to 2.5-3m (8-10')
  • Quince A - Semi vigorous reaching a mature height of up to 3m (10') to 4m (13')

This variety is self-fertile and does not require a pollination partner.

Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 5 years.

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How to grow fruit trees Fruit rootstock guide


1 medlar bare root tree (Quince A Rootstock) (14285)

How to Grow
Plant Medlar trees in well drained, moist, non-alkaline soil in a sheltered sunny or semi shaded position. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole and drive the stake into the ground to support the tree. Staking after planting may result in damage to the root ball. Plant fruit trees at their original soil level and firm them into the ground. Fasten the tree to the stake using a tree tie, and water well.
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Fruit trees do not suffer weed competition well. Keep weeds and grass clear from within a 30cm radius of base of the tree. In spring, while the ground is moist, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around the base of the tree, taking care not to mound it up against the stem. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer. Adequate moisture is essential to produce a good crop. Water Medlar trees during particularly dry periods to ensure that the soil does not dry out.

Pruning Medlar trees begins immediately after planting. Remove the central stem to just above the highest side branch. For the following 3 years, prune only the tips of the remaining main branches by one third in winter. Aim for about six main branches which will form the frame of your tree, with fruiting sub branches growing off of them. From the fourth year, some sub branches can be pruned out at the union where they join the main branch, to allow new sub branches to take their place.

Leave the fruits on the tree until late autumn and harvest medlars in dry weather when the stalk parts easily from the branch. Medlars cannot be eaten immediately and should be stored for 2 or 3 weeks on slatted trays until the flesh has become soft and brown.

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