Medlar growing tree or shrub of the genus Mespilus also known as Mespilus germanica, Medlar perennial deciduous plant, grows in temperate and cold mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-10a.
Leaves color in oval shape.
Flower color white with five petals.
Fruit color brown-yellow with a strong structure the fruit size 2-4 cm in round shape.
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Requirements for Medlar growing and care:
Cool winter, if the tree attack in the beginning of the winter need to collect all the leaves and the fruit from the ground, cut all the infected branches
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Winter, spring, summer
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Borer, mite
How to prune:
Weak and dead branches
Size of the plant?
3-8m, 10-24 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
White flower mostly grow in clusters
Thinning the bloom:
The first years until the tree strong enough
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, mite, fruit fly
What can be done with big quantities of Medlar fruits?
Eaten raw, baked, jams, cakes
Work requirements on the fruit:
How long does it take to bear fruit?