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Hewe's Crab crab-apple


A popular crab-apple, also widely known as Virginia Crab, and producing a high-quality cider juice.


Hewe's Crab identification photos

  • Hewes Crab
    Copyright: Mike, Glen Rock, PA

  • Hewes Virginia crab
    Copyright: ML

Visitor reviews

  • 02 Sep 2012  Mike,  Pennsylvania (south-central), United States
    Flavor was sweet and tart. Small apples this year; only about the size of the US dime.
  • 01 Sep 2012  Mike,  Pennsylvania (south-central), United States
    For a crab apple, this was the sweetest produced this year; good enough to eat fresh. I used a red sticky ball in the tree and had two Hewes Crab Apples without any damage. Wish it was bigger; only about the diameter of a dime. Also have a Siberian Crab Apple (Hewes much better than Siberian for fresh eating). See comments for Siberian on that page.

Tree register

United States

Spring blossom records for this variety

2015 season

  • 27th April  2015  - tree owned by Michael in Glen Rock, United States

2014 season

  • 2nd May  2014  - tree owned by Mike in Glen Rock, United States
  • 29th April  2014  - tree owned by Jeff in Reading, United States
  • 27th April  2014  - tree owned by Rory in Stafford, United States
  • 15th April  2014  - tree owned by Anthony in San Diego, United States

2013 season

  • 27th April  2013  - tree owned by Jeff in Reading, United States

2012 season

  • 8th April  2012  - tree owned by Mike in Glen Rock, United States
  • 5th April  2012  - tree owned by Jeff in Reading, United States

2011 season

  • 7th April  2011  - tree owned by Mike in Glen Rock, United States

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Harvest records for this variety

2012 season

  • 2nd week September  2012  - tree owned by Dan in Camano Island, United States
  • 2nd week September  2012  - tree owned by Jeff in Reading, United States
  • 1st week September  2012  - tree owned by Mike in Glen Rock, United States

Origins

  • Species: Malus species
  • Originates from: Virginia, United States
  • Introduced: 18th century
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2002

Using

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Juice
  • Uses: Hard cider
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months

Growing

  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-fertile
  • Pollinating others: Good
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Attractive features: Attractive blossom

Climate

  • Climate suitability: Warm climates
  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

Also known as

  • Virginia Crab


Where to buy fresh fruit

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