Autumn amber

      We've got two Medlar trees in the front garden, well in the front lawn really, they have both been in the ground for two or three years and this is part of the crop from one of them.
      This tree in question fruits a little bit later than the other so we assume it is a different variety although the crop from both this year, given the size of the trees, has been huge, easily a bucket  full from each small tree.
      This crop of Medlars will become Medlar Jelly once they have 'bletted', basically they begin to rot. Sounds lovely doesn't it. The final jelly is crystal clear and amber in colour and delicious with cheese and cooked meats or the Sunday roast.
      There's more seasonal treats to come too.


  1. I can honestly say I've never tried it. Is it really any good ?

  2. Really delicious, Sue will be making some soon. You are at the top of the list. John

  3. I am ashamed to say I have never tried them either John - have you ever had quince? That is nice. I just haven't seen a medlar about anywhere, lovely looking, do you use the jelly with roast meats? TTFN Dickie

  4. Dickie, Yes, meats and cheese, quince to follow this week! Sue sometimes puts a teaspoon of medlar jelly in with the gravy, delicious. There are, when you know the right people, lots of specialist growers up here. The two medlar trees cost us £2.50 each… they wouldn't be that price in the posh South East. Piking tomorrow with Bure Boy and The Essex Scribbler somewhere in Suffolk. ATB, John

    PS If you want a tree it can be organised. Ours were bare root and dormant when planted.


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