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Nottingham

Nottingham

Nottingham Medlar is one of the best examples of this once-popular fruit. Medlar trees are somewhat similar in appearance to a spreading apple trees. The branches often grow in an interesting fashion and the leaves are attractive in the autumn. The trees are long-lived.

Nottingham Medlars are primarily grown for their culinary value. However they can be eaten fresh - pick the fruit in late October, then store them in a cool dark place for 3-4 weeks to allow them to "blet". The flesh should then be a soft squidgy mush, similar to a ripe date.

Mespilus germanica

Nottingham medlar trees for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.95
    Quince A rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)


How to grow

Nottingham Medlar is easy to grow and well-suited to the UK climate. However for best cropping, a sheltered location with a sunny aspect will give better results.



Nottingham characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking period (southern UK):late October
    • Food uses:Dual purpose (eat + cook)
  • Climate

    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F), Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
  • Identification

    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit