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Big Red Mayhaw

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This vigorous and ornamental variety bears abundant crops of large, 1″ diameter, bright red fruit with red flesh. We like to call it Big Red.

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This vigorous and ornamental variety bears abundant crops of large, 1″ diameter, bright red fruit with red flesh. We like to call it Big Red.

An attractive, pest and disease resistant, shrub or small tree, Big Red Mayhaw is prized for its profuse, fragrant, white flowers and large clusters of brilliantly colored fruit. Mayhaw fruit can be bright red or yellow and is about the size of a cranberry with the taste and texture of crabapple. Mayhaw fruit ripens in early summer and is eaten fresh and used to make scrumptious preserves, condiments and wine.

Mayhaw likes full to half day sun, well-drained soil and can grow to 10ft. in height at maturity. It blooms in March and is partially self-fertile. Planting two varieties will likely produce heavier crops, up to 50 lbs. of fruit per tree. Maybe often begins bearing the 2nd year after planting and is hard to minus 25 degrees F..

Latin Name: Crataegus opaca

Site and Soil: Mayhaw likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.

Rootstock Description: 

Pollination Requirements: Mayhaw is partially self-fertile. Plant two varieties for cross-pollination and heavier crops.

Hardiness:Mayhaw is hardy to minus 25 F. or below. 

Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting

Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft. in height.

Bloom Time: March

Ripening Time: Early to mid-summer

Yield: 60 lbs. +

Pests & Diseases: Mayhaw is not bothered by pests or diseases in the Northwest

USDA Zone: 5

Sunset Western Zone: Not listed

Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed

Weight 4 lbs
size

Bare Root

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