The Despolia or medlar is a tree with a height ranging from 3 to 6 meters and boasts dense dark green glossy foliage.
It has leathery leaves all year round and yellowish-white flowers and a smell of bitter almonds and form trusses with thick fluff.
The tree blooms from September to December and gives ripe fruit from April to May. The fruiting of the tree starting from the sixth-seventh year of its life, while in full fruiting is after the 12th year. The medlar is resistant to heat and cold.