Medlar Growing Guide

Medlar

Crop Rotation Group

Miscellaneous 

Soil

Deep, fertile, well-drained soil.

Position

Full sun or partial shade.

Frost tolerant

Yes.

Feeding

Mulch with well-rotted organic matter in spring.

Companions

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Spacing

Single Plants: 4.50m (14' 9") each way (minimum)
Rows: 4.50m (14' 9") with 4.50m (14' 9") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Prepare a large hole by breaking up the soil and adding plenty of well-rotted organic matter.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Stake trees for the first 3-4 years. Healthy medlar trees will bear for decades.

Harvesting

Can harvest in autumn before the fruits are fully ripe or else leave until they ripen if there is no danger of frost. Fruit must first be ‘bletted’ before eating raw. To do this, leave them in a cool place until they turn dark red-brown and become soft.

Troubleshooting

Medlars are naturally astringent, like persimmons.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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Pests which Affect Medlar