Medlar Fruit at Las Chimeneas Finca, Las Alpujarras

It’s squishy, ugly and nearly rotten or, to give it the term that doesn’t make it sound quite so bad, bletted. Medlar is an old fruit that has slipped from popular usage. On a sunny autumnal day in an orchard in Las Alpujarras I’m happy to pop one into my mouth. Not because I’ve been told it’s tasty which is a matter of opinion; although, I like its slightly mushy, cinnamony apple flavours.
I pop it into my mouth because of the olde English name for it – the open arse fruit. You’ve got to try something with a name like that.

Jack is co-editor, writer and photographer for BuzzTrips and the Real Tenerife series of travel websites as well as a contributor to online travel sites and travel magazines. Follow Jack on Google+

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