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Hewes Virginia Crabapple

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$59.99 - $59.99
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Malus domestica 'Hewes Virginia Crab'

An American original! George Washington's and Thomas Jefferson's favorite cider apple. Also called Virginia Crab, it is a small, flattened, yellow apple with a rose-to-red blush and white specks. Makes a clear, dry, cinnamon-flavored cider. Slow to ferment and the flavor lasts if aged.

It has a long bloom period (blooms during categories 1-4) and is an excellent pollinizer. Was previously used as a rootstock due to its exceptional hardiness. Can lapse into biennial bearing if not thinned aggressively as a young tree. Ripens in late September in PNW. Well-suited for Southern growers who cider early, and also folks with short growing seasons.

Cold Hardy to USDA Zone: 4

Mature Height: 14' (Semi-Dwarf)

Sun: Full Sun

Bloom Time: Early Midseason, Bloom Group 2

Ripening Time: Early - September in PNW

Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer

Semi-Dwarf Rootstock: EMLA 106

Read our Apple Growing Guide

Size: Semi-Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • Will Hewes Virginia crab apple pollinate a Cosmic Crisp apple?

    Probably yes!

  • Which of the crabapples will pollinate the Hewes Virginia Crabapple?

    All of them!

  • How does one know when to pick Hewe's Crabapples for making cider ?

    As with most apples it's a combination of color, time of year, and ease of picking. They should come free with a lift and gentle twist if they're ripe.

  • What is the size of the Hewes Virginia crabapple fruit?

    Roughly the size of a large gumball in a good year with enough water.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews

Mature tree well packaged

Lex H.

Arrived late due to delivery service, was budding out in the box. Both trees now covered in blossoms, season one.
I believe I've found my nursery. Thank you.

Lex H.

UPS late delivery, not your fault, trees arrived with buds! Looking great!

Machyla M.
As expected

Came very well packaged in the shipping box, I wasn't able to plant right away, but watched the video on what to do when you receive your shipment. I stored my tree in the box for about a week and then planted it. It is not starting to bug out nicely. Would order again.

Weston K.
They arrived safely

and planted easily. Two them are sprouting leaves. So far, so good. Thanks.