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Breda Giant Medlar

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$99.99 - $99.99
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SKU D002

Mespilus germanica 'Breda Giant'

A native to Holland, this small, self fertile tree will grow to about 10 feet and display white flowers which produce a unique 1 inch fruit. When collected in the fall, they are then left to blett in a cool lighted place until soft and ripe. Enjoy the rich, apple cinnamon flavor scooped out with a spoon or make into a delicious jam. They can also be eaten out of hand and the unusual, triangular seeds can be spat out as you find them.

Although little known in the U.S., medlars have been grown in Europe for thousands of years. The unusual 1 inch diameter round fruits are collected in the fall, after the first frosts. 

USDA Zone: 5-9

Grow Height: 10' 

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: October/November

Pollination: Self-Fertile

Rootstock: OHxF87

Size: 4'-5' Tree


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  • How tall is your Medlar stock - Breda Giant. Is this bare root?

    Bareroot and 4'-5' tall when shipped.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Molly F.

I am a little concerned. The medlar was a bare root tree and it's been in the ground for almost two weeks and nothing is leafing out yet. I am in both sandy soil and a drought so I have watered it everyday. I soaked it 3.5 hours before planting. How long does it take for bare root trees to leaf?

Jay C.

This is a pretty, little tree, attractive in many ways. Mine has produced a lot of fruit BUT even when allowing them to blet properly, they are dry, mealy, with little taste. I have'nt been able to find out if I'm doing something wrong. One review claimed that the "giant" fruited meldars were tasteless and recommended medium ones. If anyone knows how to get the Breda Giant to produce sweet, juicier fruit, I'd love to hear about it.