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    Mmmm, definitely something to do alone.
    Would they grow from the seeds?

    Answer :- https://www.treeseedonline.com/store...manica%29.html

    May be too slow growing for me to send you some seeds, Carole
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    You've plenty of time before they're available bare root.

    Select varieties carefully. Had a medlar, long chopped down as all pips and poor flavour. There are some that sound very good.

    There are lots of quince varieties. Traditionally they went in apple pies. The Greek delis used to smell fantastic when they were in stock.
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    I make medlar jelly with the fruit as donated by a friend who doesn’t like to see them wasted but cant be bothered with the faff of bletting. Tried a bletted one but not to my taste at all.
    Friend says tree very attractive in blossom
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    Just thought of a medlar snag. Not sure what current root stocks are but mine was on hawthorn which did tend to sucker a lot. B***ers to pull off due to thorns! Mustn't cut else you get two for one. I used mole grips!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyK View Post
    Just thought of a medlar snag. Not sure what current root stocks are but mine was on hawthorn which did tend to sucker a lot. B***ers to pull off due to thorns! Mustn't cut else you get two for one. I used mole grips!
    Most people who want a dwarfing tree use quince rootstock. I think they can be grafted onto pyrus, but then you get a monster. Keepers offer mespilus rootstock as well, which they claim is similar in vigour to Quince A, although I have no clue how they propagate it. I thought the reason that mespilus isn't normally used is because it's less easily to propagate that hawthorn/quince/pyrus.

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