Hewes Crab Apple Tree


The Hewes crab apple tree (a.k.a. Virginia crab apple) is one of the earliest American crab apples which was discovered in Virginia in 1817. It ripens from September to October and keeps well in cold storage. It is primarily a cider apple, but is also perfect for making crabapple jelly. Additionally it’s a great pollinator for other apple trees that bloom mid season.


General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.

A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.

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