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

Big Red Mayhaw Tree

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

The Big Red Mayhaw Tree is a beautiful and robust addition to any garden. With its stunning red berries and delicious flavor, this tree is perfect for making jams, jellies, and even wine. Order online now to enjoy the taste of this unique fruit right at home.

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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

Big Red Mayhaw Tree: Orchard Charm in Your Backyard

About the Fruit

The Big Red Mayhaw is the gem of Southern orchards, known for its delectable crimson berries that are the heart of many traditional jellies and preserves. These small, apple-like fruits are not only prized for their unique tart flavor but also for their healthful antioxidants. Perfect for canning enthusiasts and those looking to add a splash of color and taste to their culinary creations, Big Red Mayhaws are a treasured find.

What to Know About the Tree

This charming tree is a sight to behold throughout the seasons. The Big Red Mayhaw Tree transitions from a stunning display of white blossoms in the spring to lush green foliage in the summer. In the fall, the leaves give way to reveal the striking red fruit, and in winter, the tree goes dormant, showcasing its sturdy, intricate branches. Reaching heights of 20-30 feet, this hardy tree is a resilient addition to any landscape, withstanding varied conditions and requiring minimal care.

Harvest Season

As spring warms into early summer, the Big Red Mayhaw bursts into its harvest season. The vibrant red berries are ready to be plucked from their branches, typically from April to May. This bountiful period not only yields a plentiful harvest but also invites a festival of wildlife, as birds and other creatures come to partake in the succulent fruits.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine stepping into your garden to find it transformed into a living, breathing fruitscape™, where the Big Red Mayhaw Tree stands as a testament to beauty and bounty. Its seasonal transformations add year-round interest, while the fruits it bears can become the cornerstone of your home preserves. Integrating this tree into your fruitscape™ provides not just a stunning focal point but also an interactive experience, connecting you to the rhythm of nature and the joy of harvest.

Choose Just Fruits and Exotics for your Big Red Mayhaw Tree, and benefit from our expertise in delivering a superior product. Our commitment to shipping 100% in pot, using only the best packaging methods, ensures that your tree arrives safely and ready to thrive. Trust in our family-owned and operated nursery to bring you the highest quality plants with a local-friendly vibe, making your online purchase an unparalleled experience.

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.

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