Just say 'no' to Medlars
I am about to yank up my two medlars (Breda Giant and Royal) but wanted to check first if anyone had a reason to talk me out of it. I found the taste perfectly fine, something like spiced apple sauce, but the amount of "goo" in each fruit was just so small. I had no more than a teaspoon or two of goo per fruit. The fruit themselves are the size of ping-pong balls, but they have a big indentation at the calyx and some very large seed cavities. So there just isn't much fruit there. Am I missing something?
On the other hand from my unusual fruits I have found my jujubes and quinces to be very worthwhile this year. If you have any inclination to cook the quince is wonderfully tasty and flexible. It can be added to any fruit anything and will improve the flavor. The trees are also easier to grow than apples. Medlars are also pretty easy to grow and are more attractive trees than apples, but their stingy productivity is just not up to snuff.