I noticed this might be the last fruit that’s missing in this forum so I am adding few pictures from local small festival in Czech Rep., Europe.
Service tree is considered to be native in Central Europe (but could be brought by Romans). It used to grow in abundance in the middle ages but now it’s very rare. It can grow well over 100ft and is considered the largest fruit tree in Europe and it can live up to 600 years.
This small festival takes place close to a small village of Tvarozna Lhota. This area has around 50 trees that are older than 150 years and it’s also the location of the 2nd biggest service tree in the world with diameter of more than 16ft and 450 years old(unfortunately I wasn’t able to visit it). The biggest one is in Slovakia about 30 miles away from there. 300 year old tree can give you about 1 ton of fruit.
It’s taking place every year for the last 5 or so years in rural area close to Slovak border
The place is a 19th century farm that was abandoned but being slowly rebuilt
It’s only one day event always in the second half of September when the fruit ripens
Local apple and pear varieties on the display
Local products like cakes, wooden toys etc.
Quince and medlars that are not ripe yet but are also considered traditional fruit.
Local varieties of Sorbus Domestica with some grapes, dried mulberry and dogwood that is also native.
Detail on sorbus domestica fruit (both apple and pear shaped) coming from local trees.
Fruit has to be bletted otherwise it’s very astringent but some of the varieties are tasty even in the “not fully ripe” stage.
Preserves and cider
Local dulcimer band
This variety was the biggest I saw there with fruit of about 25=35 grams. It’s name is Indigniente and comes from Italy.
Micropropagated trees were available for about 10$
Smaller grafted trees for about 5$
Sorbus domestica preserves, jam and pie