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Medlar Tree 'Nottingham'

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Mespilus germanica 'Nottingham'

  • A hugely underrated variety of fruit that has a sublime apple-pear sauce flavour and texture.
  • Self Fertile.
  • Quince A rootstock.

Supplied as a bare root tree pruned to approximately 3 - 4 feet (90 - 120 cm) tall including roots.

This Product is Available Now.

1 or more £19.95GBPGBP
each. Group & quantity discounts
Qty:
Pollinator FriendlyRHS Award of Garden Merit

A taste of yesteryear that is deservedly seeing a resurgence in popularity. Whilst a favourite of both the Greeks and the Romans, it was the Elizabethans and Victorians who were the real fans of this fruit in this Country. Not the prettiest of fruits, it was commonly known as the 'Dog's Arse Fruit' or 'Open Arse Fruit' (the name Medlar originates from France); combine this with all the horror stories that it should be allowed to rot before eating and there is no wonder that it fell from favour!

As a tree it is highly ornamental - with its intricate twisting stems and dark green foliage. In Spring it is a picture of simple white flowers, which give way to the unusual fruits that look like apples that have gone wrong.

Fresh from the tree in early Autumn the fruits are hard and sour to taste - and so they need to be bletted before they can be eaten raw or used for making sauces, jellies and even medlar marmalade.

Bletting is simply allowing the fruit to mature and soften. On smaller trees the fruit can simply be left on the tree and will naturally mellow to a dark brown colour and become soft - early Autumn frosts will help with this. For larger trees it is probably easier to pick the fruits and store them open to the elements (but safe from vermin) until they colour an soften. You will know when the fruit is ripe and ready to eat (or cook with) when you can squeeze them and the flesh oozes out like a ready made apple sauce - almost like thin toffee. Some say that the best way to eat these is to pull of the eye of a fruit and suck out the contents!

Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

  • Season of use November - December.
  • Self Fertile.
  • Grown on Quince A rootstock for an ultimate (un-pruned) height of 12 - 15 feet (3.65 - 4.6 metres) but can easily be kept at a height of 6 - 8 feet (1.8 - 2.4 metres).
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This product is subject to group discount if you are buying multiple products from the same pricing group. Other products in this group are...
Apple Tree 'Annie Elizabeth'
Apple Tree 'Ashmead's Kernel'
Apple Tree 'Blenheim Orange'
Apple Tree 'Bramley's Seedling'
Apple Tree 'Claygate Pearmain'
Apple Tree 'Court Of Wick'
Apple Tree 'Cox's Orange Pippin'
Apple Tree 'Devonshire Quarrenden'
Apple Tree 'Discovery'
Apple Tree 'Ellison's Orange'
Apple Tree 'Golden Delicious'
Apple Tree 'Granny Smith'
Apple Tree 'Howgate Wonder'
Apple Tree 'Idared'
Apple Tree 'James Grieve'
Apple Tree 'King of The Pippins'
Apple Tree 'Lane's Prince Albert'
Apple Tree 'Laxton's Superb'
Apple Tree 'Lord Derby'
Apple Tree 'Lucombe's Pine'
Apple Tree 'Sops In Wine'
Apple Tree 'Spartan'
Apple Tree 'Stark's Earliest'
Apple Tree 'Sunset'
Apple Tree 'Winston'
Apple Tree 'Winter Banana'
Cherry Tree 'Early Rivers'
Cherry Tree 'Merton Premier'
Cherry Tree 'Morello'
Cherry Tree 'Napoleon'
Cherry Tree 'Stella'
Cherry Tree 'Sunburst'
Cherry Tree 'Sweetheart'
Cider Apple Tree 'Ellis' Bitter'
Cider Apple Tree 'Tremlett's Bitter'
Cider Apple Tree 'Yarlington Mill'
Crab Apple Tree 'Butterball'
Crab Apple Tree 'John Downie'
Crab Apple Tree 'Red Sentinel'
Damson Tree 'Farleigh'
Goldengage Tree 'Oullin's Gage'
Greengage Tree 'Reine-Claude de Vars'
Pear Tree 'Brandy'
Pear Tree 'Clapp's Favourite'
Pear Tree 'Concorde'
Pear Tree 'Conference'
Pear Tree 'Doyenné du Comice'
Pear Tree 'Williams Bon Chrétien'
Plum Tree 'Czar'
Plum Tree 'Jefferson'
Plum Tree 'Stanley'
Plum Tree 'Victoria'

General Information

Fruit Tree Pollination Simplified (hopefully)
Information on fruit tree fertility, pollination and compatibility, with simple explanations of regularly used terms.

How To...

How To Plant Bare Root & Potted Fruit Trees (Video)
An instructional video by Stephen explaining the differences between a bare root and potted fruit tree, and how to plant them.

How To Plant Fruit Trees & Nut Trees
Detailed advice on planting fruit and nut trees - including advice on container growing, pruning and training, and advice on specific varieties.

Magazine Articles

Tree Wishes
Tree Wishes - magazine article giving inspiration to those thinking about growing fruit written by Stephen Shirley for Grow Your Own magazine.

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