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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 £39.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree Quince A rootstock £45.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • PG3Premium half-standard 12L pot-grown tree Quince A rootstock £47.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • PG42-year bush-trained 7L pot-grown tree Pyrodwarf rootstock £39.00
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Quince A rootstock £26.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now for delivery from late August / early September 2021 for pot grown trees (or late November / early December for bare-root). You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.

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

Growing

    Using

    • Food usesDual purpose

    Problems

      Climate

        Identification

        • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit