Needs Another Early-Blooming Mayhaw Tree for Cross-Pollination. Look through our Mayhaw Trees section and select any other Mayhaw Tree that says “Early-Blooming Variety.”
Due to strict agricultural laws, we CANNOT ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, or Alaska.
Early-Blooming Variety

Betsy Mayhaw Tree

100% Shipped in Pot, Just like buying in person.

Introducing the Betsy Mayhaw Tree, a stunning addition to any landscape. With its vibrant red berries and easy care, this tree is perfect for any garden. Order online now and enjoy the beauty of nature at your doorstep.

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Cold Hardy 0-5°
Growing Zone 7A - 9B
Pollinator Needs Another Early-Blooming Mayhaw Tree for Cross-Pollination (Betsy, Big Red, Double GG, Marlene, and Red Champ are all Early Bloomers)
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Product Description

Betsy Mayhaw Tree: A Southern Charm with a Bountiful Bloom

About the Fruit

The Betsy Mayhaw is the belle of the southern orchard, adorned with clusters of brilliant white flowers that give way to the treasured Mayhaw berries. Revered for its unique tart flavor, the fruit is a culinary gem perfect for delectable jellies, preserves, or adding a hint of zest to recipes. The Betsy Mayhaw is not just a fruit but a symbol of southern tradition, bringing a taste of heritage and home-cooked goodness to your table.

What to Know About the Tree

This deciduous tree is a true spectacle throughout the year, with its springtime show of flowers, lush summer foliage, and a grand autumn display as leaves turn fiery red. The Betsy Mayhaw tree is an adaptable species, thriving in wet conditions yet tolerant of drier soils, making it a versatile choice for various landscapes. Its manageable size, usually reaching 12-20 feet at maturity, allows it to fit into smaller gardens, and its robust nature makes it a resilient addition to any orchard.

Harvest Season

When spring unfurls into the warmth of early summer, the Betsy Mayhaw tree reaches its harvest time. The berries, ranging from brilliant red to deep crimson, are ready to be plucked and turned into the finest southern delicacies. Their harvest not only offers a delicious yield but also an invitation to enjoy the outdoors and the satisfaction of home-grown harvests.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine a landscape where beauty melds with practicality—a fruitscape™ that provides both a visual feast and a harvest. The Betsy Mayhaw tree, with its seasonal transformations, is a perfect candidate for such a setting. Picture it as a focal point in your yard, its spring blossoms setting the stage for a summer of lush greenery and a fall of vibrant color, all surrounding a bounty of unique fruits. Integrating this tree into your fruitscape™ creates a living tableau that delights the senses and nurtures the soul.

At Just Fruits and Exotics, we promise a premium Betsy Mayhaw tree, shipped 100% in pot, ensuring a seamless transition from our family-run nursery to your home. Our superior packaging and easy shipping guarantee that your tree arrives in excellent condition, ready to thrive and enrich your garden. Trust in our reputation as a nationally renowned plant nursery, and let us bring the warmth of our family-owned business to your online shopping experience. Add a touch of southern charm to your fruitscape™ with the Betsy Mayhaw tree and savor the joy of growing your own exotic plants.

Cold Hardy0-5°
Container PlantNo
GraftedYes, Eastern Mayhaw Seedlings 'crataegus sp.'
Growing Zone7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B
Mature Height12-15FT
Mature Width8-10FT
PollinatorNeeds Another Early-Blooming Mayhaw Tree for Cross-Pollination (Betsy, Big Red, Double GG, Marlene, and Red Champ are all Early Bloomers)
Planting & Care

Recommended Fertilizers

Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.

Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Tree-tone Fertilizer. Designed specifically for fruit trees, this balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.

Fruitscaping™ with Mayhaw Trees

Enrich your garden with an often overlooked Southern delight by Fruitscaping™ with our Mayhaw Trees. These highly adaptable trees offer fragrant blooms, vibrant autumn colors, and a distinctive fruit that is cherished across the South.

Mayhaw Trees are known for their white, fragrant spring blossoms, which give way to clusters of crimson to yellow-orange fruit, depending on the variety. Their attractive, hawthorn-like fruits are a delight to harvest and are often transformed into jellies, syrups, or wine, giving a unique Southern twist to your culinary explorations.

These trees are versatile, thriving in various soil conditions, although they do prefer moist, well-drained soils. The Mayhaw Trees also appreciate full to partial sun, helping to foster healthy growth and abundant fruit production. With their hardy nature and minimal pest and disease issues, they’re a low-maintenance option, even for the novice gardener.

As the trees mature, their lovely form provides an ornamental quality, making them an appealing addition to any landscape. Their lush green foliage turns to stunning shades of yellow and orange in the fall, adding a burst of color to your garden.

Mayhaw Trees stand out when grown as a focal point in your landscape. However, they can also be integrated into a mixed edible garden alongside other fruit trees, like pears and plums, creating a beautiful and bountiful garden space.

Embrace the excitement of Fruitscaping™ with Mayhaw Trees. From the journey of planting and caring to the thrill of harvesting your homegrown mayhaws, these trees offer a unique and rewarding gardening experience.

Growing Guides

You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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