Medlars are native to the Middle East and have been cultivated for thousands of years. William Shakespeare writes about this fruit that was once quite common in England in his play, Romeo and Juliet. Medlars must be stored in a cool dry place until soft and edible, a process known as bletting. The consistency of the pulp is reminiscent of a baked sweet potato with a taste similar to spiced applesauce. We recommend using the pulp for jelly or roast the fruit with cloves and butter then strain as an accompaniment to wild game.
Available Mid-October until November