Breda Giant Medlar
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