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Just listened to gardeners quastion time and heard about the medlar tree - does anyone grow one - what's it like?


By Sooze

Norfolk, United Kingdom Gb

Just listened to gardeners question time and heard about the medlar tree - does anyone grow one - what's it like?

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Ive got a medlar tree,in my garden I actually grew it from a stone[ I ate one when in Spain about 15 years ago ,saved the stone , brought back and planted ] NOW after potting it on after a few years it has become a lovely plant 5ft high..IT has never bore fruit though.I will put a picture of it on my page keep checking ? [ if I can , that is ]

9 May, 2010


great - I'll keep a look out thanks Pammie

9 May, 2010


We have one, it flowers beautifully every year, but the fruit is disgusting to our taste. And before you all jump on the bandwagon, we did leave it to blet and we tried every recipe for various things to do with it and they all tasted vile. Still a nice addition to the garden though.

9 May, 2010


funny, Sooze. I thought the same thing after that prog.
Must do an image search.

9 May, 2010


Just added a picture of the flower for you. The flower is about 1 and 1/2 inches across.

10 May, 2010


Interesting Owdboggy to see the medlar medlar has never flowered,after all the years I have grown it, looks healthy but thats all

10 May, 2010

How do I say thanks?

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