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Iranian Medlar

A medlar from Iran which produces early ripening fruit particularly good for eating fresh. Season: Nov-Dec

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Pollination: Iranian Medlar is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop.  Pollination partners

Iranian Medlar quince and medlar trees for sale

Quince C rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing) £24.50 Sold-out
Quince C rootstock 2 year Bush (Dwarfing) £36.50 Sold-out
Quince A rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-dwarfing) £24.50
Quince A rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-dwarfing) £36.50 Sold-out

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History and description of Iranian Medlar

Iranian Medlar is a dessert variety introduced by Keepers Nursery. It originates from the wild medlars which grow in the Alborz Mountains in northern Iran. It is widely grown in Iran where it is a traditional and popular late autumn and early winter fruit.

The fruit is slightly smaller than most other varieties of medlar and rather more conical in shape. It is the one of the best flavoured medlars. In common with other medlars the fruit has a brown russet skin. The flesh is quite hard and green until it is fully ripe when it turns brown in colour and becomes soft. It is quite sweet with a texture and flavour similar to a thick apple puree. It ripens earlier than other varieties. It can be left on the tree to ripen in November or picked prior to ripening and allowed to ripen in storage. The ripe fruit can be frozen and eaten fresh after defrosting.

The tree is compact with a bushy growth habit. It crops very well and does not have any major disease or pest problems. It has attractive large white blossom in May. Unlike most fruit trees medlar blossom opens after the leaves.

Characteristics of Iranian Medlar quince and medlar trees

UseDual Cul & Des
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Nov
Season of useNov-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitSpreading
Pollination date0
Pollination group
PollinatorsPollination partners

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