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A method of harvesting and eating Medlar
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John S
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November 25, 2021 - 9:45 am

I was reading an  article from the Home Orchard Education Center-Tonia's newest take on the HOS arboretum.

I was inspired to use this set up to eat my medlars.  I harvested them when close to falling off.  Then I gathered some extra cardboard boxes.  I cut them so they are about 2-3 inches tall, so I have great access to the medlars.  I put it in my garage so it's cool and they can gradually ripen/blet.  It's working quite well. Squirrels don't get them, and I don't have to forage in the dark and wet under plants. Nor do I have to get up on the ladder more than once.

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November 26, 2021 - 12:25 pm

I was given a couple of yogurt tubs of these a few years ago, fully soft and ripe.

By the time the pips are dug out and the "blossom" end is removed, a little over half the fruit remains.

Removing the pips is like removing peanut pieces from chunky-style peanut butter: messy.

This went, peelings and all, into the auger-type juicer where it ground the peelings and pulp to a

smoothish consistency, I used it for a sandwich spread: peanut butter-and-medlar sandwiches.

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John S
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November 26, 2021 - 10:17 pm

Cool idea, Larry G. 

I just eat the fruit as it is and spit out the seeds.

John S
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