Bonnie Blue is conducting trials with Mayhaws (Crataegus opeca / aestivalis), a local fruit enjoyed in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. The Mayhaw is primarily prized for it’s jelly potential. When processed, the berry produces a nice sweet but sour (astringent) kind of taste, which makes for a balanced jelly. There are a number of trials that are currently in progress that test some of the interesting myth and lore to the wild and local fruit.
- Lore: Can it be used as rootstock for apples?
- Lore: Can it be used as rootstock for for pears, particularly to create dwarfing pears?
- Do Mayhaws grow well and relatively carefree?
- Do Mayhaws integrate well in a multi-species system?
- Is it precocious? (produces early and young)
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