I found a recipe for medlar jam and a secondary recipe to make a medlar cheesecake from the pulp leftover from the jam (a 2 for 1 type recipe). Probably will be the weekend until I get to try anything since some need bletted yet. I'll let you know how it turns out.
My hubby loves planting old (heritage) plants and trees that most people have never heard of. We have over 125 fruit and nut trees on our property that we planted in a little less than 6 years since we purchased it. I jar as much as I can because I hate to loose what we've worked so hard to grow and what I don't jar we ferment into wine. We have quite a wine cellar too.
We have apples, pears, plums, quinces, medlars, apricots, pawpaws, peaches, persimmons, grapes (not included in the 125 number), hops, elderberries, kiwis, raspberries, blackberries, currants, gooseberries, etc. I would need to pull out our mapping grid to include everything because there is just too much to remember. All this plus the chickens, turkeys and ducks.
Here's another strange one to look into that we grow and provides a delicious little fruit: Akebia
okay..you know i had to look into this ...haha...that is a different fruit..thing...they referred to the texture as being like lychee fruit..I have had 'lychee' fruit before, i like it!
so, pulp like fruit, but the rind is like a veggie...very interesting!!
It must be able to handle hard winters....how did you even get this plant?..if i may ask..not something that is generally known.....really neat though. I have to read more about the plant, where it likes to be and how large it gets..that stuff.
Thank you for sharing this 'new to me' treasure!!