The "haw-medlar", aka ×Crataemespilus grandiflora
I don't know how I missed this when it was posted almost a year ago. It's a spontaneous hybrid between a medlar and a hawthorn.
Haw-medlar identified in Worcestershire (Joan Morgan's Fruit Forum)
So do you blet this thing?
I've actually seen "Crataegomespilus" more than "Crataemespilus". The Great Arbiter, Google, shows a few more hits for the former, but a fair amount of both.
(I'm very disappointed in the spell-checker in this Flock editor—It flags both "medlar" and "blet" as misspellings.)
Update: Nevermind...I figured it out:
×Crataemespilus = true hybrid of Crataegus and Mespilus
+Crategomespilus = graft hybrid chimera of Crataegus and Mespilus
Graft hybrids are cool.
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