How to grow Crataegus monogyna

Crataegus monogyna grow and care – tree of the genus Crataegus also known as Common hawthorn or Single seed hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna perennial deciduous plant, grow for the edible fruits, but also used as ornamental plant and can grow as bonsai, can grow in temperate, mediterranean, subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 4b-10a and with the right care in hardiness zone 10b.

Leaves color green lobed to deeply lobed with serrated edge.

Flower color is white in the inner part is yellow and the stamens are red, the flowers grow on clusters.

Crataegus monogyna edible fruits

Fruit edible, peel color red, inner part of the fruit is white or red, the shape of the fruit looks like little apple with crown in the top.

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How to grow Crataegus monogyna – growing and care:

Chill hours, moist soil

How to care:
Cut all the infected branches, put fertilizer in the spring and summer, prune once a year, keep the tree small for easy harvest

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed (explanation bellow) / Air layer

Is it necessary to graft?
Yes, it’s ensure the quality of the fruits

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Fruits attack easy

Planting season:
Winter to summer in hardiness zone 4b-10a and winter to spring in hardiness zone 10b and when planting bare roots winter to early spring after this it might die

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, mealy bug, mites, borer

Pruning season:
End of the autumn to beginning of the winter, but if there isn’t a lot of fruits better after the fruits season

How to prune:
Prune the week branches and dead, crossing branch, in order to get bigger fruits better to reduce the buds in order to get bigger fruits, old stems, reduce the amount of branches and need to take care that all the fruits will get enough light

Size of the plant:
3-10 m, 10-30 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, in containers need to keep the plants small, start with pot that will be 20-50% more than the root ball, bigger the plant smaller the percentage, every time that the tree arrive to full capacity need to switch to bigger until arrives to desirable size, better to use this method because the soil lose the viability over time and it’s efficient of care for the tree, when the plant big need to switch part of the soil, drainage it’s important and need to make holes and to use peat soil and maybe some lava grit in the bottom or something like that, put a bottom for the container and when water the plant let it fill the bottom but also need to dry in the same day

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
White flower with yellow inner the stamens are red, the flowers grow on clusters.

Pollination is done by:
Bees

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Fruit fly, birds

What can be done with big quantities of Crataegus monogyna fruits?
Eat raw, dry, cooked

Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover the tree or protect the fruit against fruit fly

How long does it take to bear fruit?
3-4 years

How to grow Crataegus monogyna from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Moist soil, sunny location

Saving seeds and care until sowing:
Keep the seeds in cool and dark location

Sowing season:
Winter to spring

Planting spacing:
Better in separate pots and graft it, the best that grow transplant to the location

Depth of Sowing:
1cm (0.5 inch)

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, full sun

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water, don’t let it dry

Germination time:
4-6 weeks not include burying

Condition of seedling:
Moist soil, put mulch and water regularly

Do the seeds require burying?
Yes

Time to bury the seeds:
1-2 months, better to put it in the refrigerator or to sow it outdoor in the end of the winter

Scientific name:

Crataegus monogyna

Alternative names: Common hawthorn, Oneseed hawthorn, Single-seeded hawthorn, Quickthorn, Whitethorn, Motherdie

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