Wordless Wednesday – Medlars ….. I love you, rotten, delicious rottenness *


Medlars, Mespilus germanica, something of an acquired taste mayhaps?


What on earth can anyone do with this many medlars???

* D.H. Lawrence


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10 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Medlars ….. I love you, rotten, delicious rottenness *

  1. Christina says:

    I have no idea, but tell us. I saw a tree laden like this in a friends garden and I know she would offer me some if I showed interest.

  2. Julie says:

    I like to look at these fruits, tree and blossoms but I do not want to eat one. Medlars seem to be a decadent exotic fruit, maybe because of DH Lawrences’ poem, I followed your link to Nigel Slaters article too, I think in the end he quite likes this tree as at least its fruitful.

  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Strange fruit, indeed. One source recommends (after bletting for 2-3 wks) roasting it with butter and cloves, which sounds tasty enough if it weren’t necessary to rot the fruit! 😉

  4. Chloris says:

    They look lovely, but the idea of rotten fruit is revolting. Calling it ‘ bletting’ doesn’ t disguise the fact that it is rotten. Your tree looks so pretty.

  5. You’re on your own as far as this goes.

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