At Eastgate in rural North Norfolk, among our fruit, vegetables and deciduous woodland, medlars are our passion. We’re reviving this long forgotten, old English fruit which was once Britain’s sweet treat. Our Nottingham trees are rarely found in British commercial orchards, with one notable exception in Essex. They’re alive with colour for much of the year: white and yellow flowers in the summer, green leaves that turn to gold and russet. Grafted onto quince A rootstock, and helped by local honey bees, these are productive trees. Their fruit is one of the most flavoursome and reliable varieties to grow in the UK.