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Mespilus germanica, Medlar

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Mespilus germanica

Medlar
Family: Rosaceae
Origin: Asia Minor
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.DeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Mespilus germanica fruits are hard, acidic, and high in bitter tannins. They become edible after being softened, 'bletted', by frost, or naturally in storage given sufficient time.

+Crataegomespilus is the generic name applied to graft-chimeras between the genera Crataegus and Crataegus.





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