[nafex] Hawthorns - best varieties

Matt Demmon mdemmon at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 13:53:34 EST 2013

I don't remember the species names, but I noticed that One Green World had
several different groups of hawthorns for sale this time around, including
Mayhaw from the S. United States, Azarole from Italy, and a hawthorn from
China. All claimed to be hardy to z5.


On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 1:29 PM, Steven Covacci <filtertitle at aol.com> wrote:

> I'm interested in growing excellent types of hawthorns.
> According to Ken Fern (Plants for a Future), a European species: Crataegus
> schraderana is exceptionally delicious.  I don't know of a source for it in
> the US.  Any ideas?
> Natives: I have a seed-propgated 'Homestead' (C. x arnoldiana).  C.
> arnoldiana (including C. mollisa and C. submollis) are considered some of
> the best; perhaps for size, if not that and flavor.  C. flava is supposed
> to be good, along with C. succulenta.
> I'm getting a native Crataegus from NY - from Schlabach's Nursery known as
> 'Heart's Delight', which is supposedly very good.
> Steve NJ
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