Medlar - Nottingham

Nottingham Medlar

Mespilus germanica
The best known variety of medlar in the UK.

Origin: England

Pollination:  Nottingham is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop.

A guide to choosing Medlar Trees

Nottingham Medlar Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
Quince C - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden
Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
Quince A - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
Pyrus - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden

History and description of Nottingham

Nottingham is the best known variety of medlar in the UK. The fruit has good flavour but is prone to cracking and rotting as it ripens.

Main characteristics of Nottingham

Use Dual Cul & Des
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Early Nov
Season of use  Nov-Dec

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Spreading

Self fertility  Self Fertile