How to grow Medlar

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.

Medlar fruits

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:

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Borer, mite

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Weak and dead branches

Size of the plant?
3-8m, 10-24 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

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:
Bees, self-pollination

Edible Fruits

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:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-3 years

Scientific name:

Mespilus germanica

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

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Harvest season

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Watering plants

Hardiness zone