Medlar fruit recipes

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by BlackBart, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Does anybody have any Medlar fruit recipes or have made any Medlar fruit jelly?
    Some recipes say to wait until the first frost to pick the fruit, some say pick the fruit and ripen them in the house and use them when they are close to rotten.
    Hhhmm need first hand info on the last suggestion......[​IMG]
     
  2. chrisf

    chrisf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am curious too as I planted a medlar tree last year.........
     
  3. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    OK I'm intrigued--what is a Medlar fruit?
     
  4. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    i typed in medlar fruit recipes and found chutneys jams etc.. says it is in the apple family but you let it over ripen and it smells like spice and apricots..it is high in pectin.. gl with your jam
     
  5. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Quote:Its a very old type of tree that has lots of history surrounding it.
    I am still curious how ripe I have to have the fruit.......I guess I will wing it [​IMG]
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  6. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Medlars are not "ripe" untill they are already mushy. You should be able to bite past the skin and "slurp" out the innards like applesauce. Like persimmons they are awful untill ripe, ripe for just a few days they awful and slimy mush and fall from the trees.

    You can ripen on counters or trees, doesn't much matter, takes the same amount of time. If you're worried about birds pecking at them etc you can bring them in.
     
  7. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

  8. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Thank-you very much [​IMG]
    Medlar fudge? interesting
     

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