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Mon Nov 5 04:52:02 EST 2007
I often find my medlars already bletted on my tree in winter. I think
that they dry out a bit too much when bletted undeer these condition.
Fruit quality is then not as good as those harvested and bletted
indoors in a cool room.
Lee Reich, PhD
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The Pruning Book
Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden
A Northeast Gardener's Year
On Nov 4, 2007, at 11:49 PM, Lon J. Rombough wrote:
> Had a surprise today. I went to check my medlars and found that a
> fair number had already bletted on one of the tree medlar trees I
> have. They are all the same variety, "Nottingham". That was the
> first time that has happened here. Usually the fruits drop before
> they blet. Another aspect of the different weather, apparently.
> There weren't any marks or indications of injury that might have
> sped up the process, either. The flavor seemed more intense than
> the usual ones, bletted off the tree. If there was a way to breed
> for "tree ripened" medlars, it could be useful. No storing or
> bletting needed, just process the picked fruit into pulp immediately.
> -Lon Rombough
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