Medlar Fruit

Breda Giant Medlar

Mespilus germanica

Breda Giant's fruits resemble very, very large bronze rose hips. A relative of the pear, medlars are sometimes referred to as northern loquat because of their long green leaves with a leathery appearance. Breda Giant is self fertile, late blooming with showy white flowers and the tree is long lived and dwarf. Fruits are harvested firm, when leaves start falling in late fall. In warmer areas they can blet and ripen on the tree. Fruits can be stored to blet in clean shavings, boxed in a cool basement or porch. The flesh turns soft and has an applesauce cinnamon like flavor. Also called nespola in Italy. Fruits are bug free but can get quince or cedar apple rust. Space 8' circle Zone 5-9

Plant Characteristics
Pest ResistanceExcellent
Disease ResistanceGood
Drought ToleranceGood
Heat ToleranceVery Good
Humidity ToleranceVery Good
Sun ToleranceVery Good
Wet Soil ToleranceFair
Shade ToleranceFair
No SprayGood
Fresh for KidsGood
Deer ResistanceFair
Plant TypeTree
Soil TypeAdaptable
Edible TypeFruit
Self FertileYes
This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge, comments/opinions are always welcome
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$48.00 grafted on Betulifolia - Standard for Northern climates

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