Royal medlar trees

Royal medlar tree
  • Pick: Late-season
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 

A compact Medlar variety, useful if space is limited. The wood, leaves, and blossom all have some ornamental value.

Royal is considered to the best Medlar for eating fresh. Pick the fruits in late October and then store for 3-4 weeks. The flesh then has the soft consistency of a ripe fig or date. However like most Medlars it is best considered a culinary fruit, for use in jams and chutneys.

Royal medlar trees for sale

Order now for delivery from week commencing 23rd January.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 7l pot - Quince A rootstock £27.95
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - Quince A rootstock £34.95 Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Royal

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Attractive tree
  • Attractive blossom

Uses

  • Picking season: Late?
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months
    Pick in October then leave to ripen.?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for cooking

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colour: Brown
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Royal

Royal is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

Important: advice about pollination

How to grow Royal medlar trees

Prefers a sunny aspect for best results.

Botanical name

Mespilus germanica 'Royal'


UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.