Medlars

Medlars

About Medlars

Mespilus, commonly called Medlar, is a genus of two species of flowering plants in the family Rosaceae. One, Mespilus germanica, is a long-known native of southwest Asia and possibly also southeastern Europe, and the other, Mespilus canescens, was discovered in North America in 1990. Mespilus germanica features an unusual apple-like fruit that requires bletting to eat; they are not widely eaten today, but were more frequently consumed in the past.