The Medlar is native to the eastern part of the Mediterranean and the eastern part of Turkey. Mespilus 'Nottingham' is a self-fertile, hardy small tree which produces reliable crops of vitamin 'C' rich fruits that are a little similar in appearance and taste to pears.
The fruit appear pale green in late summer, turning orange/brown as they ripen in autumn. While the fruit can be eaten fresh, they are very acidic and should be 'bletted' (allowed to over ripen) before eating, as this sweetens the fruit. It fruit can then be used for wine making and also be cooked and made into jelly.
Supplied Size: 3L pots (60 - 80 cm tall)