Our medlar is gradually edging into autumn. The edges of the leaves are yellowing.
Many of the uniquely strange fruits are maturing on the tree. The fruit is ready to be picked from late October to early November. It can be left on the tree as long as there is no danger of frost.
The fruit isn't fully ripe when it is picked from the tree and needs to be bletted. This process softens the fruit which are hard when picked. To be honest I'm not totally sure that we have got this right and stopped picking the fruits, maybe we should try again this year so if anyone has any tips they will be most welcome.
The photo below was taken to give some idea of the size of the fruits.
The fruit has been likened to the rear end if a dog which doesn't exactly enhance its appeal does it?
This post is linking to Lucy's blog if you would like to read about more of the trees that are being followed then pop across and visit