Medlar (Mespilus germanica) info and cultivars:
Medlars: breathtakingly good, have a laxative effect and help with menstrual pain!
Medlars are old, European fruit in recent years a bit in the oblivion. Previously, the medlar and was well known in many gardens were planted for the above reason.
It was the Romans that they brought to Europe from Asia Minor. Medlars grow on small bushy trees. Linnaeus gave the medlar the Latin name Mespilus germanica, because he thought that Germany naturally grew. Now you see them because they hardly rarely be planted. Unfortunately for the spring will flower or tree butt is rich and laden with large white flowers that are also attractive odors. The fruits in the autumn when they have ripened very tasty!
The medlar fertilizes itself, so two copies for pollination and fruit set is not necessary.
The special feature of the medlar is clear from the saying 'as rotten as a medlar. The fruit must indeed linger long on the bush, this is ultimately the taste. You can go harvest around October. Be patient, let it first a few light frosts are over before you harvest. The frost makes the flesh soft. Even then it is advisable for a while the fruit in a cool dark place. The flesh becomes brown, soft and sweet. They seem to rot or be, but these are definitely not! The medlar is now so out of hand eaten by him open up and suck out the flesh. A medlar is juicy with a sweet-sour taste. It is delicious jams and jellies are made.
Lot recipe for medlar is not available on this site but you'll find some great recipes back from the hand of Daniëlle Houbrechts ..
Remarkable variety: 'Giant of Uitbergen "
I own this Medlar refined, long before hybrids were until I had the largest fruits (up to 8cm diameter> see photos) They are also very tasty and sweet. In the spring flowering with large white fragrant blossoms, the leaves are dark green elongated and has a good autumn autumn bronze discoloration.
I have the privilege than it appropriated for this variety of "Giant of Uitbergen" to baptize. In the nursery www.hortusconclusus.be are already obtaining various sizes.
A big plus to this is many medlar pulp. Compared with a normal medlar give these improved varieties to 80% more flesh. This makes them better suited to the kitchen to be incorporated into a dish delicieus.
The immature medlar are also sought after by my wife to some arrangement to process!
Flower color: large white fragrant flowers.Leaf color: dark green - light hair.Height: 2.50 - 3.50 metersFlowering period: April - MayGrowth Form: out rowing, stuikachtige small tree.Multiply: This variety is grafted at the bottom.Available in: container or soil.
Insect pests or tree has little or no expense.
Location: sun, partial shade and is well tolerated even shade.Soil: Any soil types, places few demands.Humidity: permeable.Acidity: Neutral
A medlar goes without pruning, the more you prune, the more vertical shoots growing on the tree you get. A young tree pruning by hand can be trained into a tree. The main branch is in the early arrest and led to a stick. In winter, the branches by one third the length shortened. There will be the following season to the main branch branches are formed.
Medlar flowers on two-year wood. In the following years, only old fruit branches cut away the crown threatens to become too close. Expertise of pruning is not necessary to do to get fruit. A medlar you standing if you make a fan shape from.
The beautiful and firm fruits are also very suitable to incorporate into your flower arrangements.