Medlars

klier at cobra.uni.edu klier at cobra.uni.edu
Tue Sep 21 17:25:44 EST 1993


In article <01H37DP15GCY8WYD0O at PEARL.TUFTS.EDU>, GELLMORE at PEARL.TUFTS.EDU (BIOHEAD) writes:
> A colleague of mine recently wrote:
> 
> discovered medlars (Mespila
> germanica, Rosaceae).  They are wonderful.  Why have we never seen them in
> America?  I've always felt that apricots are a somewhat overrated fruit but now
> I find that medlars, which resemble them somewhat, are just superb.
> 
> After this discovery of Medlars in his European tour, he now wants to
> propagate them here in Boston MA. Are propagules available in the USA?

You may have better luck asking on rec.gardens, but I believe Arnold
Arboretum has medlar... Or you can try something like the Fruit, Nut
and Misc. Inventory book sold by Seed Saver's Exchange to locate sources.

Kay Klier  Biology Dept  UNI



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