Medlar in southeastern US?

theloud(7b)February 25, 2014

Can medlars be easily grown in the southeast, like here around Atlanta, GA? Or do they get fireblight or some other disease?

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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

They get fireblight and quince rust very badly. At least they did for me. Also the codling moth was rampant; the blossom area is their favorite entry point on apples and on medlars there is this huge blossom end so I think they are more tempting for the moths than apples.

Scott

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theloud(7b)

Thanks. I figured someone would say something like that. I'll stick with easier fruits.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 12:24PM
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