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Hewe’s Virginia Crab Cider Apple

Fall. Sharp cider apple. Probably a seedling of the native Malus angustifolia, the Southern Crab. Introduced about 1700 in Virginia.

One of the most prized of all American cider apples. One of the rare varieties recommended for single varietal cider. In his 1817 A View of the Cultivation of Fruit Trees, William Coxe devoted an entire chapter to making cider with Hewe’s. The red-skinned white-spotted fruit is small, round, juicy, tough, astringent and acidic. According to AJ Downing in 1848, Hewe’s “makes a very high-flavored dry cider, which, by connoisseurs, is thought unsurpassed in flavor by any other, and retains its soundness a long time.”

Incredibly vigorous, productive and healthy in our trials. The trees look great. Evidently it loves cold weather. Quite hardy despite its name. Long ago used as a rootstock even as far north as Maine. Blooms midseason. Z4. Maine Grown. (Semi-dwarf: 2½-5' bare-root trees)



241 Hewe’s Virginia Crab
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241C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $30.25
241H: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 5 for $136.00 ($129.20)
241J: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 10 for $257.00 ($244.15)
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