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Nottingham medlar trees

Mespilus germanica
Nottingham
Nottingham has received the RHS Award of Garden MeritNottingham is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
A popular Medlar, used mainly for cooking.

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 £51.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • PG2Premium half-standard 12L pot-grown tree Quince A rootstock £58.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Quince A rootstock £33.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

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.

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

  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

  • Food usesDual purpose

Identification

  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)

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