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    Georgia Red Mayhaw

    Ripens: Late May - Early June
    Chill Hours: 250
    USDA Zones: 3 - 9
    Pollinator: Self-Fertile
    Height: 15ft tall

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    Red Star Mayhaw

    Ripens: Late May - Early June
    Chill Hours: 250
    USDA Zones: 3 - 9
    Pollinators: Self-Fertile
    Height: 15ft tall

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● Planting mayhaw plants is recommended in the late fall through early spring when they are dormant, and grow in USDA Zones 3 through 9 which is pretty much the entire United States. You can find mayhaws grow native in low swampy lands in Louisiana, but once orchardist discovered they will grow upland and in dry climates the popularity exploded. Mature height is about 15 to 25 feet with an equal spread, that produces white fragrant flowers in late January followed by delicious red fruit that ripens the last week of April into May. Once ripe you can put an old bed sheet underneath the branches give a good shake and collect all the fruit to make your juices, jams, jellies, and syrups.

  • Wildlife love the mayhaw plants and berries just as much as you and your family will. White tail deer will graze upon the tips of the branch and eat the foliage while turkey, wood duck and other game birds feed up on the red berries. When added to your food plot planting this will help increase the amount of wildlife on your property not only because of the prolonged eating periods, but while in a juvenile state mayhaws also provide cover to deer and turkeys as well. Planting mayhaw plants in your Prepper Garden is a great idea to increase your access to fresh meat which would be priceless during a collapse.

  • Mayhaw berries are high in antioxidants and very heart healthy. The consumptions of the berries or products made from the fruit will help to lower your blood pressure, lower your cholesterol, and increase blood vessel elasticity. Dr. Charlie Graham, an LSU Horticulture Professor says, "Mayhaws are a good source of antioxidants. Antioxidants in fruit play a role in preventing diseases caused as a result of oxidative stress." The list of diseases or disorders that mayhaws help prevent are cardiovascular malfunction, cataracts, cancer and autoimmune diseases.

  • The tips and branches of Mayhaws are covered with thorns that will help protect your property from unwanted guests. You can plant mayhaw trees around your survival garden to stop unwanted people from harvesting you food. If only spaced at 5 to 7 feet apart you have a perfect living breathing security fence, that produces fruit for you, help keep you healthy, and attract fresh meat to your property.

● Mayhaw, Crataegus aestivalis, are a survival garden must for all homesteaders, Preppers and survivalists. Mayhaw are known to be used in such a wide varieties of ways in landscapes including security, for medicinal remedies, a renewable food source, and as a wildlife food plot plant.
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Mayhaw USDA Growing Zones

How to Make Mayhaw Jelly

  • 4 cups of mayhaw juice (strained),
  • 5 1/2 cups of sugar,
  • 1 box of powdered pectin.
Steps For Making Homemade Mayhaw Jelly:
  1. In a large pot mix the mayhaw juice with the box of pectin,
  2. Bring the mixture to hard boil,
  3. Stir in all the sugar (stir until sugar is completely dissolved),
  4. Let the mixture come back to hard boil,
  5. Let boil for no more than 1 minute and 30 seconds (stirring the whole time),
  6. Remove for the heat source and skim off the foam,
  7. Pour into half pint jars (fill no more than 75% full),
  8. Seal the mason jars and give a boiling hot water bath for 5 minutes,
  9. Let cool and enjoy.

How to Make Mayhaw Syrup

  • 3 cups of mayhaw juice (strained),
  • 3 cups of cane sugar,
  • 1/2 cup of corn syrup.
Steps For Making Homemade Mayhaw Syrup:
  1. Mix all of the ingredients in to a large sauce pan,
  2. Add heat and cook rapidly for 10 minutes (do not stop stirring),
  3. Remove from heat source,
  4. Skim of foam,
  5. Place in a syrup jar,
  6. Let cool and enjoy your homemade mayhaw syrup.

Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Condition and planting April 8, 2017
Reviewer: Thomas White from Brewton, AL United States  
The trees arrived in good condition on April 6. They were unpacked and set out on April 8 as per instruction sheet.

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Quality February 10, 2015
Reviewer: Joseph Riley from Tignall, GA United States  
Little disappointed in the height & stem diameter but nice healthy stem and root system.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
mayhaw purchase April 14, 2014
Reviewer: Dave Barnett from San Diego, GA United States  
Excellent service re: product delivery timing and trees looked great! When I ordered the items though, I was assured that they were not "bare root" but rather potted. I can guarantee that the plants received were bare root. The issue is the time to plant bare root in south central Texas ends in late Feb or early Mar in my opinion which is based on survival. We will see how these do. That is the reason for the "4" instead of a "5" rating.

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