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Black Hawthorn Seeds - Crataegus Douglasii - Sweet, Fruity, and Perennial

Black Hawthorn Seeds - Crataegus Douglasii - Sweet, Fruity, and Perennial

Quantity: 10 Seeds


Black Hawthorn is a shrub/tree in the Rose family, Rosaceae. It is native to Western North America, and has been used for both edible and medicinal purposes. The blueberry sized fruits grow in dense clusters throughout its many branches. They taste like a cross between blueberries and apples, with their own flare added to the mix. The fruits are extremely high in pectin, so as well as eating fresh from the tree, they make an excellent addition (or sole ingredient) to jams and jellies. The bark and leaves have been used to treat ailments such as diarhoea, dysentry, stomach problems, arthritis, and heart issues. This is a very underrated, delicious, and versatile fruit, and it makes an excellent addition to the garden.


All seeds are organic and open pollinated.


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  • Growing Instructions

    For best results, It’s best to start Black Hawthorn seeds outdoors either directly or in pots about 1-2 weeks before the first frost; we start them here on the farm in mid October. The soil should be made moist, but not damp. Sow the seeds 1/8 inch below the soil surface. Sprouts will emerge from the soil come next spring. Once germinated, and the first true leaf has formed, it's time to pot up to a larger container that contains a good quality potting soil if planted in a pot. If sown indoors, it is important to cold stratify the seeds for 12 weeks before sowing for best germination results. Transplant to their final location when the nighttime temperatures are consistently 6°C or higher; for us at the farm, this is around early April.

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