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Agree. the bottoms of the fruits does not look like medlar at all.
Thats nice to hear that you are growing medlars too. May i ask how did you come up with this idea? Is it located in the room? I have 3 and was thinking to plant one in the nature here. Any comments? I am concerned as it is not that cold friendly, but i have a feeling i saw it growing here in ZH.
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I have grown several from seed over the years. At first it was just the fun of watching something grow from seed. I never really had plans to make anything out of them. They make very attractive indoor plants due to the unusual shape of the leaves and always being green. They are pretty robust and can tolerate poor conditions and even a certain level of neglect. They are also immune to most common pests, but to grow really beautiful examples I think you need a lot of sunlight. I always moved mine outside in the summer and brought them back inside for the winter. I read somewhere that they will only produce fruit if average temperatures over the year are in excess of 15 Celcius.
I have actually seen examples that are outside all year. They are somewhat frost tolerant and it helps if you chose a location that won't get too cold and also help by covering the ground and wrapping the lower trunk in gaussian or something similar.
Getting them to flower and bear fruit is more difficult. This is because their fruiting cycle means they blossom in October to November, with the fruit ripening over the winter and being ripe in April or May. That is of course the period that they are most exposed and vulnerable.
To tell you the truth, I cheated with mine. I had one beautiful example that I had to keep pruning as it was way too big for my little appartment. I decided this was not the way to treat such a beatiful tree and had it brought to my Spainish holiday house where it set flower and bore fruit almost immediately. The tree is about 20 years old and never once flowered in all the years it was in my apartment, but that change in climate released the magic trigger.