Medlars: when to harvest?

Discussion in 'Fruit and Nut Trees' started by Daisy Rosenblum, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. Daisy Rosenblum

    Daisy Rosenblum New Member

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    We have a medlar tree in our backyard loaded with fruit. I’ve read about the process of bletting and processing - and have found recommendations for when to harvest in the UK (late October, early November). Anyone know if the harvest timing is similar for Vancouver?
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Fruits should be dropping off and accumulating on the ground when it is time.
     
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  3. pmurphy

    pmurphy Active Member

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    Harvest time is the same; fruit will naturally blet and feel soft if left on the tree....and it does taste like apple sauce (I actually made a medlar jam a few years ago and it was very tasty)

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    The fruit in this image is ripening but not yet ready. Fruit picked when firm will not blet, it will just shrivel and eventually rot.
     

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