#29 Mexican Hawthorn (Crataegus pubescens)

posted Jan 11, 2012, 4:44 PM by Western Sonoma County Historical Society   [ updated Jan 12, 2012, 7:38 AM ]

Mexican Hawthorn

Hardy, deciduous tree that bears large (1") yellow, tasty fruit in the fall. More tree-like than #28, both are quite thorny.

These Hawthorns grow much taller than the Chinese Hawthorns, reaching heights of 20-25 feet. They have bright yellow fruit about the same size as the Chinese. Also thoroughly edible with a rather sweet flavor, the fruit ripens later than the Chinese. Note the green leaves, darker than #28, and that both these Hawthorns have long, sharp thorns. Other Hawthorns grow on the hillside across the path from the Chestnuts, #24.