Medlars prefer a somewhat sheltered, well drained site with lots of sunshine. Medlars also have a few unique requirements:

  1. They should be planted with the graft union several inches
    below the soil level to allow the scion to form its own roots.
  2. The fruit is still rock-hard and mouth puckering when picked
    late in the fall. They need 2 to 4 weeks to soften up (a process
    called bletting) before they are ready to eat, bake or roast, or
    make jellies and jams.