Hewe's Virginia crab apple trees

Malus domestica 'Hewe's Virginia'

Hewe's Crab is a very old crab apple, also commonly known as Virginia Crab.

Although most crab apples are grown for their ornamental value, Hewe's Crab is grown primarily for cider production. It produces a high quality clear juice which adds a dry flavor to cider blends.

This is also a good pollinator of other apple trees, since it produces lots of blossom over quite a long period.

Crab apple photo courtesy of apple enthusiast Mike, Glen Rock PA

Hewe's Virginia crab apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height*
Price
Quantity
1-year Hewe's Virginia crab apple trees bare-root
G.11 rootstock
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00
1-year Hewe's Virginia crab apple trees bare-root
G.222, G.935, M.7 rootstock
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
$29.00
1-year Hewe's Virginia crab apple trees bare-root
B.118, MM.111 rootstock
Large (10ft-14ft) mature height
$29.00

*Find out more about the apple rootstocks we use to control the mature height.


Pollination

Historical details

This variety is thought to have originated in Virginia in the 18th century. Widely known as both Hewe's Crab and Virginia Crab.

Hewe's Virginia characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Cooking Juice Hard cider
  • Cropping: Good
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Juice colour: Clear

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Pollinating others: Good
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency

Climate

  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F) Cold (< 20C / 67F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: United States