Medlar (Mespilus germanica)

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A relation of the Hawthorn and the Quince. A fruiting tree as well as an attractive ornamental tree. Fruits can be used to make a flavoured jelly. Alternatively they can be eaten raw if left until they reach the point of decomposing in the process known as “bletting”. Medlars like a well-drained warm
sheltered site – two year bush.