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It's looking lovely, and plenty of fruit this year. Will you be using any of it? Medlars are the one thing I find a bit daunting.
I doubt that we will use the fruits, CJ. As you say they are a little bit daunting.
The longer we have a medlar in the garden, the more I like it. The thought has even crossed my mind to plant another one in the orchard. I haven't managed a decent harvest yet, but a your lovely photos show, it dies off pretty well too. I am slowly coming to the conclusion that medlars are delightful (this may change if I don't like the taste of the fruit!)
We bought it more as an ornamental tree and for its novelty value, Sarah we weren't really anticipating using the fruits which is why it is in the garden and not on the plot.
I'm not sure I fancy trying medlars, the fruit doesn't look particularly appetising, does it? Not to mention it's nickname. The tree's certainly hanging on to its leaves despite the wind we've had for the last couple of days trying to strip everything bare.
I'm guessing that the fruits are an acquired taste, Jo. I doubt the leaves will last much longer now.
I'm sorry but I just have to laugh every time I see that fruit. I had never heard of it until you started posting about yours and I always think of one of the first comments I read - I think you said it Sue - that it looks like a dogs behind. And then there was that post about it being ready to eat only once it's starting to decay...eek. I think I would be hard pressed to try one.
The thought of nibbling at decaying dog's bottom isn't very tempting is it Margaret?
Time to get bletting, I think...
if we do have a go at bletting, Mark it is apparently best to try and leave the fruit on the trees until they have had a frost.
I've never tried a medlar, or have even heard of it. What does it normally taste like? It looks almost similar to a persimmon.
It looks similar, Emily but it is nothing like it to taste. It is a much smaller fruit and more like an overripe apple.
Gosh, the more I look at that fruit, the weirder, stranger and more rancid it looks! I have to get a tree just for those reasons alone, and for the ladybirds of course!xxx
And it's attractive autumn colours, Dina
Looks so interesting, Sue! I wish I could taste this fruit one day.
It's a shame that I can't send you one, Endah but it would be well and truly decayed by the time it reached you.
I do love the autumn colours...My Dads cherry tree looked beautful when it was fully red...now it's totally bare and even the garden is cleared up. Really need to get back into taking my camera out again!!
I always feel that something is missing if I don't take my camera with me, Tanya.
This medlar looks very pretty Sue. Its fruit are the same color that its leaves, how interesting.
It is certainly different, Nadezda
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