Medlar 'the Rare Fruit' Tree Gift By The Gluttonous Gardener |

Medlar 'The Rare Fruit' Tree Gift

by The Gluttonous Gardener

28 customer reviews(28)


  • made in britain
  • eco-friendly
  • exclusive
  • can be personalised

The perfect gift for a gardener with an interest in unusual specimens!

This rare and ancient tree will thrive in the garden, bearing spectacular displays of spring blossom and charmingly eccentric edible fruits.

The beautiful Medlar tree is thought to have been brought to Britain by the Romans. The distinctive fruits were very popular but declined in popularity after the Victorian era and are now seldom seen.

Medlars have an unusual ripening habit, remaining quite hard and inedible until they start to decay. They need to be harvested in late November, then left in a box until they turn a dark reddish brown and become soft and juicy. This ripening process allows the fruit to develop a delicious caramel flavour and is known as "bletting" the medlars.

PLEASE NOTE: We always deliver a healthy specimen which will grow vigorously. Medlar trees are deciduous and will vary in size and shape depending on availability and time of year.

Contact us directly for more information about how plants appear at present.

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The medlar tree will be carefully cocooned in wood wool, gently packed into one of our uniquely crafted, sustainable wood crates, and adorned with your special gift message. Full care, cultivation, bletting instructions and recipes are included.

Delivered direct to any UK address on the day of your choice.


The beautiful wooden gift crate measures: 70 x 16 x 16 cm

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