Medlar | Hawthorn rootstock
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Mespilus germanica, known as the medlar or common medlar, is a large shrub or small tree, and the name of the fruit of this tree. The fruit has been cultivated since Roman times, and is unusual in being available in Winter, and in being eaten when bletted. The fruit is picked in Autumn and laid on shelves not touching each other and left until the flesh turns from white to brown and is no longer astringent. Joe Polaischer talked a lot about his grandmother often making medlar bread in Austria. The flowers are stunning large and white.