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Monstrueuse de Evreinoff Medlar

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Mespilus germanica 'Monstruese de Evreinoff'

The name of this very large-fruited cultivar translates to 'Huge Evreinoff' and refers to the unusually large size of the fruit: 3" and yellow/brown 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, well-lit place they undergo a process called ‘bletting’ and become soft, spicy and very rich. They can also be left on the tree to blet in many milder winter locations. 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

Size: 4'-5' Tree

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  • Do I need to have to Medlar, or just one is enough? I noticed your website says self pollinating but I hear from others that at least two are needed. Would you clarify it for me? Thanks. Ed

    In our experience medlar does fine on it's own. With nearly all self-fertile plants the yield is improved with cross pollination.

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Jason L.
medlars from raintree

I bought a Royal Medlar from raintree in 2012. I have purchased from raintree since the late 80s probably close to 50 trees and only had 2 that didnt make it through the first year which could have been my fault and one that was mismarked then when I got fruit from it 2 or 3 years later determining it was obviously the wrong variety they gave me a replacement- yeah! Anyway Royal is not in the catalog now but Medlars are going to have alot of similar charictaristics.. Mine is 10 years old- its easily maintained at 8 feet- I think its 10 feet wide which I could cut back. They seem to be slow growing. The fruit is consitent no mater the temp or rain amount. It gets pollanated every year even when bees are sleeping early spring- this blooms late and is one of the last fruits youll pick because it will be november up north here near seattle.. Anyway you will get alot of disease free fruit at the end of the fruit growth cycle. Bad news- You have to let them ripen like a persimmon or a plantain so the texture is mushy like apple sauce or apple butter. There are 5 or 6 large seeds so eating medlars is kinda like eating sunflower seeds but not anywhere near as intense as far as seperating chaff. If you like fruit and want to extend your season get a medlar- its an aquired taste but they are really good!

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Caleb
Arrived perfect!

Very happy with the tree. Very nice shape and the buds awakened the minute I stuck it in the ground. Appears to be adjusting nicely.