Texas Star Mayhaw Fruit Tree
The Texas Star Mayhaw Fruit Tree is prized for its particularly large clusters of bright red fruit and attractive, orange-red fall color.
An attractive, pest and disease resistant, shrub or small tree, Texas Star 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.
Pollination Requirements: Texas Star Mayhaw Fruit Tree 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