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Hewes Virginia Crabapple

Original price $59.99 - Original price $59.99
Original price
$59.99
$59.99 - $59.99
Current price $59.99
SKU A186S

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.

USDA Zone: 4-9

Grow Height: 12' (Semi-Dwarf)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: September

Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer

Semi-Dwarf Rootstock: EMLA 106

Read our Apple Growing Guide

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

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • 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.

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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.

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Weston K.
They arrived safely

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