Saturday, 23 January 2010
The above sad looking specimen is a Medlar I planted along with Quince,Apple,Damson and other fruit trees earlier this week. Like many people nowadays I have tried to give room for some less common types of fruit trees in an attempt to do my humble bit in breaking the stranglehold that supermarkets have on Britain's taste in fruit....i.e. golden delicious and other bland tasteless fare. The Medlar is a fruit feted in literature throughout its long existence in England although nowadays it is somewhat of a rarity. So in a couple of years time I hope to enjoy the delights of bletted Medlar...I think.