[NAFEX] Medlars as pest free fruit

Lon J. Rombough lonrom at hevanet.com
Wed Nov 21 20:39:12 EST 2007

In connection with the discussion on medlars a while back I've been 
checking my own and those of a couple other sources and have noted that 
around here in Oregon the fruits seem to be free of insect pests.  No 
codling moth, no apple maggot or any other insect of pome fruits seems 
to bother them.  That's probably related to the hard, astringent "non 
bletted" flesh.  I'd like to hear from others growing medlars to know 
if that holds true elsewhere.
-Lon Rombough
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