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Commonly known as: Medlar.
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- Good to know - widely eaten in the past. Edible after bletting (softening by exposure to frost or long storage). Good with cheese as a dessert. Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
- Pests & Diseases - aphids, caterpillars, brown rot, powdery mildew
- Place of Origin - southeastern Europe, southwestern Asia.
- Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
- Height - 6m (20ft)
- Spread - 8m (25ft)
- Deciduous - alternate, lance-shaped to oblong-oval dark-green leaves to 15cm (6in) long, turning yellow in autumn.
- Fruit - Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
- Tree - or tall shrub. Flowers to 5cm (2in) across are followed by spherical, fleshy fruits to 5cm (2in) or more across.
- Zero Rated Item - No VAT on this plant
- Full Sun
- Partial Shade - light, dappled shade
- Fertile moist well-drained soil
- Rounded to broadly spreading
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Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Vermin & Pest Control
Essential small tree protection from vermin and strimming. This pack includes 5 x 90cm canes and 5 x 90cm spiral guards. Includes instructions.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5