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Medlar, Breda Giant

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Hard-to-find fruit. Large rose hips with cinnamon applesauce flavor.

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Now for something completely different;a fruit like no other. The flavor of this rose-relative is a culinary collage of loquat, kumquat, fig and dates, with smoky, spicy overtones: a bit like apple-butter. Growing on deciduous 20-foot tall trees, weirdly wonderful-looking 1" rust-rose fruits resemble russeted crabapples. The real weirdness comes at harvest time. After plucking the fruit, they require ?bletting?, which means letting the fruits ripen until almost rotten-looking; brown, wrinkled, squishy;and the inner pulp is brown and custard-like. Once bletted, eat the fruits immediately;the window of flavor opportunity is tiny! Splendid in chutney and jellies, or baked, roasted or stewed.
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Medlar, Breda Giant
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Product properties

Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.

5-9

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

192-240 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

72-96 inches

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.

Perennial

Food Use Ways in which this product may be used as food.

Edible Fruit, Pie, Salsa, Sauce

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Item 22226 cannot ship to: AA, AE, AK, AP, AS, CN, FM, GU, HI, MH, MP, PR, PW, VI
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Zone
5-9
Sun
Full Sun
Height
192-240 inches
Spread
72-96 inches
Life Cycle
Perennial
Food Use
Edible Fruit, Pie, Salsa, Sauce
Genus
Mespilus
Ornamental Use
Beds
Fruit Size
2 inches
Medlar, Breda Giant is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It survived 1 summer in Phoenix, AZ It survived it's first summer in Phoenix, AZ- so it's tougher than one might think. I haven't seen much growth at all- not one branch, but it does have a few blossoms and flowers this year. I have put it on the garden line since the weather got hot, rather than the tree line in order to see if maybe it just needs a lot more water. It does look happier and is getting more leaves. I can't say much about the fruit, as I haven't been able to try it yet. But the quality bare root I received, I was happy with and it sprouted quickly.
Date published: 2016-04-09
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