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Dessert apples, cooking apples, dwarf apple trees for smaller gardens - you'll find them all here in our fantastic range. Or try growing pear trees either in your garden or in a large container on your patio. You'll be rewarded with bumper crops of juicy sweet fruits. Our 'How to grow fruit trees' will help you select the best variety for your garden.
Mespilus germanica, Dutch Medlar, Minshull Crab
Considered the best flavoured Medlar, producing a heavy crop of medium sized fruits with a interesting caramel flavour. Medlar trees have a flat topped weeping habit, with large white spring flowers and attractive leathery leaves that turn to shades of golden orange in autumn. The russet coloured, apple shaped fruits are excellent eaten with wine, port and cheese, although are more commonly used to make into preserves or the Victorian delicacy Medlar cheese.
Grafted onto a ‘Quince A’ rootstock, to create a productive tree with moderate vigour. ‘Nottingham’ is self-fertile and therefore does not require a pollination companion. Medlars will begin to fruit 3 or 4 years after planting. Root wrap plant supplied. Height and spread: 4m (13’). Rootstock: ‘Quince A’.
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
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Crab Apple 'Royalty'
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 1 year.
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
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