How to store
You can keep the medlars in a cool, dark place for two or three weeks and in the freezer for two or three days to mimic the night frost.
How to eat
The medlar must be a bit ‘rotten’ (soft brown) if you want to be able to eat it, hence the expression “As rotten as a medlar.” This is usually only after a night of frost. The fruit is then nice and soft. The medlar can be eaten out of hand and has a slightly sweet, spicy taste.