The Medlar or Common Medlar is the name of the small tree or bush that has been cultivated since Roman times.
The fruit need to be 'bletted', allowed to go soft before either being eaten raw or used in cooking to make a jelly, preserve or 'cheese'.
One of the ancestor of the cultivated apple, this small tree can live for 100 years.
The small hard fruit make an excellent jelly.
It is a symbol of fertility and often associated with love and marriage.
It can also host the parasitic mistletoe plant.
A hardy and reliable pear, best eaten just before it is fully ripe for the best flavour.
Developed in Hertfordshire by Thomas Francis Rivers.
A later ripening golden russet pear, full of flavour and developed in Belgium by Van Mons.
A common greengage in France as well as the UK, a classic and sweet gage, from a tree that usually produces good crops.
A reliable cropper with large round pale skinned fruits, a rich flavour and moderately juicy.
A cross between a gage and a plum and developed in Sweden being released in 1925.
An early cropping variety producing sweet juicy fruit.
A tree donated by a member, producing a compact tree that with pale yellow fruit with a pink blush, and reliable heavy crops.