Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What is musmula?

Look at these beauties. Finally, I find an answer to this question! The translation for the Turkish, Mediterranean fruit called 'musmula' is 'medlar'.  This exotic fruit that's a cross between a pear and a hawthorn is very unique and tasty. I owe great thanks to my grandfather for grafting this beauty in my yard. Sadly, I don't have any recipes regarding the medlar. But I have read that it is great for making preserves and jelly's. This is a tasty fall fruit that can only ripen after the first frost. I should really move them to a dry shelf until the pulp softens. Then, they're the best!

3 comments:

  1. I love eating this, but could not find in the USA. Please let me know where/how to find this. Actually, one of my Turkish friends is pregnant and want to eat this. If you can help me find this, I will appreciate your help.

    Thanks
    Muruvvet

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    1. Hi!

      Unfortunately finding this delicious fruit is pretty hard. Your best bet would be to ask local farmers if they have it available. But, the internet also advertised the following:

      1. One Green World in Molalla, Oregon; is a nursery but they also ship fresh medlars (877) 353-4028
      2. Scott Farm, 707 Kipling Road, Dummerston, Vermont (802) 254-6868,
      3. Honey Bear Ranch in California - (no number available but you could try google)

      I researched purchasing tree cuttings also. You can find good prices on etsy.com & ebay.com. Also, raintreenursery.com has rooted fruit trees available.
      Wishing you much luck!
      Sincerely,
      Miki :)

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    2. Thank you so much for your respond. I will try to find it from the farm you listed.
      Thanks again :)

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