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Monstrueuse de Evreinoff Medlar

$37.99
SKU D007
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The name of this very large cultivar translates to 'Huge Evreinoff' and refers to the 3" yellow/brown, fruit with pinkish brown flesh. One French collector of medlar trees described the taste as 'pleasant, well balanced between sweet and almost syrupy with the edge of acidity that delights connoisseurs.' Developed near Montauban France by M. Evreinoff.

Although little known in the U.S., medlars have been grown in Europe for thousands of years. The unusual round fruits are collected in the fall, after the first frosts. When picked, the fruits are much too hard to eat immediately. If allowed to ripen for a few weeks in a cool lighted place they undergo a process called ‘bletting’ and become soft, spicy and very rich. Enjoy the cinnamon-apple sauce flavor scooped out with a spoon.

USDA Zone: 5-9

Grow Height: 10' 

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: October/November

Pollination: Self-Fertile

Rootstock: OHxF87

$37.99
SKU D007