"My Belle de Boskoop apple tree arrived safe and well and I am delighted with it. It was very well protected for its journey and is now planted in the ground."
- Liz Heydon
Medlars not only produce very unusual fruit of medieval origin but they are also beautiful flowering trees, the blossom is reminiscent of wild blush pink rose flowers.
The Autumn brings a perfect seasonal combination of russet brown gold fruits set amongst the foliage of strong red and gold autumnal hues.
The unusual fruit can be used in a number of ways to flavour jellies or used in desserts.
However - We think the best way to enjoy them is to blet them (leave until just over ripe), light a roaring log fire, bring some good Stilton cheese to room temperature, poor a glass of port and enjoy!
Easy to grow trees, forming a shrubby shaped tree to around 15 – 20ft
Medium size pear-shaped fruit up to 25mm in diameter. It is considered to be the best-flavoured medlar, suitable for growing as a bush or a pyramid. Cropping is very heavy and plants will produce a good crop when only 3 years old.