Jon Cranfield

foraging – medlars

In Uncategorized on December 5, 2011 at 7:45 am

A friend of mine called me to say that his medlar fruits were ready.
I noticed the tree when I visited last and remembered a recipe for medlars in Richard Mabeys Food for Free.

The thing is the Medlar does not ripen in the UK. You have to use the fruit when it has ‘bletted’. This is when the fruit fements and goes squishy.

The fruit picked up as windfalls were nice and squishy and brown.

I have cooked the fruit and have added sugar and lemon juice to make Medlar Jelly. The pulp is saved to make chutney with apples.

here is the bounty of medlar fruits

here is the bounty of medlar fruits

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