I love medlars.. . .The only problem is I've been unable to find a domestic source. The only source I've found that ships to the US is a company in France. Shipping cost me more than the product.
That's wonderful that you love medlars. I think most people unaccustomed to them are quite put off by the fact that you need to let them practically rot before they're at their peak. I've yet to eat one myself, but I find them utterly fascinating. I'm grafting all of the medlar trees going into the orchard this very week So needless to say, it'll be a few years before I've got any fruit to share. The plan though is to end up with 144 mature trees. I think having 'a gross of medlars' would be most appropriate.
Regarding sources, the place I'd suggest contacting is an orchard in S. Vermont known as Scott Farm. They planted 30 medlars a number of years ago and I believe the majority of people who buy the fruit are either folks who've immigrated from the Middle East or the people who run the farmers markets in NYC. I believe Scott Farm sells out every year though. The number for the place is 802-254-6868 and the guy who runs it is named Zeke.
Here's a wonderful article on medlars which also references Scott Farm:
I have a feeling David Karp isn't winning any friends in the absinthe community with the first line of the article, either.
Let me know if you're able to get them.