The Medlar fruit was the dessert fruit of the middle ages; the fruit of Knights,Kings, Queens,Popes and Peasants alike. Fully ripened almost seemingly to soft and rotten on some straw it is actually quite tasty with slightly grainy almost spearlike texture and a pleasant pear butter like taste. It's seeds are quite large though, up to a half an inch across and slightly flattened.
This photo was taken November 8, 2002 of a medlar fruit on one of the two small trees growing in my orchard. Its flower is quite striking; I will bring us a photo of it in an upcoming post.
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To my Steemit explorer friends,
I have probably taken over a million photographs of the natural world since childhood; this is a daily series of some of those I most treasure.
Where They are From
Many are from an organic orchard that I created on the hill above my home. When you are raising trees from saplings you are out in all weather at all hours and see remarkable things.
Some are from my art studio and my efforts there- especially those on behalf of the Tibetan people.
Still others are from my wanderings in the wilderness with compass and map my companions. Many are featured from posts I have created here on Steemit and I will link to those whenever possible if you wish to read more of the how, when and where.
Please upvote if you liked this post, and follow for more journeys through our mysterious and amazing world. And please comment as I greatly value these and will answer any questions you may have (and generally go to look at your posts of course since I consider a group of friends the most valuable possible outcome from efforts on Steemit.
*This photo was taken with the Canon Powershot G6