Medlars are much branched spreading trees grown as much for their ornamental appearance as their fruit. The young leaves are soft green with a hint of pink, and these often assume russet and yellow autumn colours. The waxy 1-1.5 inch (2.5-4cm) wide saucer-shaped white or pink flowers appear singly at the tips of shoots in May or June. The unusual fruits then develop and these should be picked early in November, then stored for approximately three weeks until the flesh is brown. They are then ready for eating or jelly making. Height 20ft (6m), spread 20ft (6m). Self-fertile. Rootstock Crataegus. Plant 20ft (6m) apart.
Pg = Pot grown.
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