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