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Late-Blooming Variety

Georgia Gem Mayhaw Tree

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

Experience the beauty and bounty of the Georgia Gem Mayhaw Tree in your own garden. This exceptional tree produces delicious Mayhaw berries, perfect for jams, jellies, and more. Order online now for a fruitful addition to your landscape.

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Cold Hardy 0-5°
Growing Zone 7A - 9B
Pollinator Needs Another Late-Blooming Mayhaw Tree for Cross-Pollination. (Georgia Gem, Reliable, and Maxine are all Late Bloomers)
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Product Description

Georgia Gem Mayhaw Tree: Unearth the Southern Secret

About the Fruit

The Georgia Gem Mayhaw is the jewel of the southern wetlands, revered for its delectable, crimson berries. These small, apple-like fruits are not only a rarity in the wild but also a culinary treasure. With a unique, tart flavor, Georgia Gem Mayhaws are perfect for making the finest jellies, preserves, and syrups. Their distinctive, tangy taste adds an unexpected twist to sauces and desserts, making them a must-have for any gastronome looking to explore authentic Southern flavors.

What to Know About the Tree

The Georgia Gem Mayhaw tree is a true Southern beauty, offering not only delicious fruits but also a striking presence in any landscape. This deciduous tree, with its attractive, gray bark and lush foliage, goes dormant in winter, revealing an elegant silhouette. Come spring, it bursts into life with clusters of delicate white flowers, providing a scenic backdrop before the fruits set. Typically reaching 12-20 feet in height, the Georgia Gem Mayhaw tree is a manageable size for most garden spaces and is known for its resilience and adaptability to various soil conditions, including wet areas.

Harvest Season

Anticipation builds in late spring to early summer as the Georgia Gem Mayhaw tree adorns itself with its namesake gems. The berry-like fruits transition from green to a deep, enticing red as they ripen, ready to be harvested. This season is not only a visual delight but also a time of abundance, with the trees generously offering their unique fruits to those who appreciate rare and indigenous flavors.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine enhancing your fruitscape™ with the charm of the Georgia Gem Mayhaw tree. Its seasonal transformations—from the bare elegance of winter to the floral showcase of spring and the bountiful fruiting of summer—provide a dynamic and engaging element to your garden. As part of an edible border or a centerpiece in your fruitscape™, it contributes both visual interest and a harvest of rare fruits. Partner with Just Fruits and Exotics for a superior garden addition, with our commitment to quality, shipped 100% in pot, and enjoy the local-friendly vibe that comes from our trusted, family-owned nursery. Let the Georgia Gem Mayhaw tree become the centerpiece of your edible landscape and savor the sweet rewards of your own fruitscape™.

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 Late-Blooming Mayhaw Tree for Cross-Pollination. (Georgia Gem, Reliable, and Maxine are all Late 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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