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Anyone use Medlar ?

Postby Christina Georgina » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:49 pm

After 4 years my tree produced about 5#. Now fully bletted they are ready for processing into a medlar-tarragon jelly for savory use. Anxious to see how this works. Any advice out there ?

HAve had so much fun with these old fashioned fruits....quince, medlar, gooseberry....guess who is drooling over the fruit catalogs... :D
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Re: Anyone use Medlar ?

Postby Jenise » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:08 am

Wow, thought I'd heard of most things but medlar is brand new to me. Must go look these up!
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Re: Anyone use Medlar ?

Postby Peter May » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:42 am

Medlar is the one I've not had. Jam makers Wilkins & Son produce a small amount of medlar jelly every year from their own trees but I've never found it on sale - though I've had their quince and their mulberry, (and gooseberry of course, but that's not an uncommon fruit here).

We have a couple of gooseberry bushes in the garden and I just love goosegogs..
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Re: Anyone use Medlar ?

Postby David Creighton » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:42 pm

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Re: Anyone use Medlar ?

Postby Frank Deis » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:19 am

My grandmother had a quince (japonica) bush --but I can't remember if I have had medlars. It seems to me that, at some point, I had medlar jelly. This looks familiar but I just don't know...

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