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Mayhaw is an fruiting heritage tree native to the south. It produces a tasty red cranberry like fruit. It can tolerate partial shade and soggy soils. The tart tree fruit looks like a cross between a cranberry and a crabapple and it grows wild in the swamps and sloughs of the Gulf states. Mayhaws have a rosy interior with white pulp and a few seeds. The pulp tends toward the sour and astringent, usually requiring a fair amount of sugar before being turned into jellies, syrups and fresh-pressed juices. During antebellum times, mayhaw jelly was typically served with wild game, including venison, duck and turkey.

Pollination: Self-pollinating.

Bare Root Size: 12 – 18″