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Common Medlar -
Mespilus germanica (latin)
Common Medlar

Geographic origin: America and Caucasus.

Adult size: Height up to 5 m, width up to 5 m (16,4').

Foliage: Deciduous, dark green becoming yellow, red & brown in autumn.

Type of soil: Avoid too much lime.

Climate: Hardy to -20°C.

Position: Shade to full sun.

Common Medlar Foliage
Common Medlar Fruits

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Common Medlar Flowers

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Characteristis and uses: White flowers from the beginning of spring to the end of summer. The medlars fall in October and are used when overripe: they are soft and make a lovely paste, sweet and with a delicate flavour. It can be planted alone, in an orchard or within a country hedge.

Certain cultivars give a higher yield of fruit and fruit that has more taste. It is notably the case with the German medlar tree.
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