Royal is a compact Medlar variety, this makes it very useful if your garden space is limited. The wood, leaves and blossoms of this wonderful tree have strong ornamental value.
The fruit of ‘Royal' are a bit smaller than some varieties but they have a good flavour, so much so that you can seriously consider eating them freshly picked off the tree in late October rather than having to ‘blet' them for a few weeks.
‘Bletting' is the name given to the process of storing Medlar fruits to soften before they develop their true, truffle-like flavour. The fruits will be stored for 3-4 and this makes the flesh become very soft similar to that of a ripe fig or a date.
Medlars are mainly considered to be culinary fruits for which they are used for jams and chutneys.
The tree will make a good lawn feature, carrying huge glossy leaves and attractive large, pure white flowers on a flat topped, spreading semi-weeping habit.
Rootstock: Quince 'A'
Flowering Group: Self-Fertile
Years until fruiting from planting: 2-4
Age of tree at despatch: 2
Height at full growth: 4m/13ft
Most of our trees are delivered as bare rooted specimens with approximate height of: 3.5ft - 5ft / 105cm - 140cm depending on the variety.
In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.
We may prune your tree before it arrives to your door. We do this to encourage your tree to branch freely which makes them better looking and more productive.
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How to Guide
Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days.
Please note – due to increased courier costs beyond our control, delivery charges to all non-UK Mainland addresses including Scottish Highlands & Islands may be subject to a postage surcharge.
Please call our Customer Service Team on 0344 573 8400 for further information.