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Medlar (Mespilus germanica)

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Medlar (Mespilus germanica)
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2.66 € *
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4 €
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Availability
in stock
Item number
MES02
Seed quantity:
20 Pcs.
Botanical name:
Crataegus mespilus, Mespilus germanica, Pyrus germanica
Group:
Seeds
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Description

In Medieval Europe medlar was cultivated for its brown fruits, which were harvested after the first frost once rotting had set in and usually used in making jams and alcoholic drinks. It can be grown either as a sole shrub or grafted onto hawthorn.


10 common medlar seeds
Growing instructions

Medlar is a hardy tree growing up to 10m. Prefers a moist well-drained soil and sunny position or partial shade. Sow in a protected cold frame in summer. Seeds usually germinate in late winter of the same or next year.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Rosaceae
Plant height approx.:
3–5 m
Flower colour:
White
Flowering period :
June, May
Location:
Sun
Water requirements:
Moderately moist
Lifecycle :
Perennial
Winter hardy up to:
–20 °C

Sowing & cultivation

Sowing time outdoors:
December , November, October
Sowing depth:
5 cm
Germination time in days:
Irregular
Planting distance approx.:
35 x 35 m
Main harvest:
December , November, October

Companion planting

Other names

German names:
Echte Mispel, Germanische Mispel

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