Medlar - Dutch

£24.50 - £56.50
Dual Purpose
Ready to pick: 
Use fruit: 
November - December
Botanic Name: 
Mespilus germanica 'Dutch'
Large Dutch, Giant, Monstrous, Dutch Giant
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This variety was listed in an English nursery catalogue of 1783 so obviously around at least that long. Probably the largest fruiting variety, they ripen in October, and the flattened-shaped fruit - which can be as much as 7cm in diameter - is greyish green until ripe when they change brown. The flesh is brown with a pleasant taste, and is excellent for jams. The tree is vigorous and productive, and a heavy bearer and can start to produce as a young plant.

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