Crataegus azarolus (Azarole)
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Also known as: Mediterranean Medlar
Native: south Europe, north Aftica, west Asia
Location: Grown for its apple-flavoured fruits which are used in jams and liqueurs.
Leaves are deeply cut and downy underneath.
Flowers open in June, each about 1.2cm across in bunches about 5-7.5cm wide.
Fruit is 2-2.5cm in diameter, ripening in September, usually orange-yellow, but varies and may be red or white.