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Nottingham medlar trees

Mespilus germanica
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 and fashion and the leaves are attractive in the autumn.

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.

Nottingham medlar trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG11-year bush-trained 7L pot-grown tree Quince A rootstock £34.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree Quince A rootstock £39.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • PG3Premium half-standard 12L pot-grown tree Quince A rootstock £44.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • PG42-year bush-trained 7L pot-grown tree Pyrodwarf rootstock £34.50
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Quince A rootstock £19.95
    Large tree (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.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Nottingham characteristics

Using

  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Food usesDual purpose

Growing

    Problems

      Climate

      • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)

      Identification

      • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit