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.
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.
Cool idea, Larry G.
I just eat the fruit as it is and spit out the seeds.