Black Hawthorn, River Hawthorn Crataegus douglasii

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Crataegus douglasii

Family:

Rosaceae

Genus:

Crataegus

Species:

douglasii

Common Name:

Black Hawthorn, River Hawthorn

Seeds Per Pound:
19,522
Quantity:
1.25 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
19
Germination:
45%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
15-20 feet
Collection Locale:
Idaho
Crop Year:
2014
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5
In Stock: 1.25 lb
Prices
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
5.95
10 g
14.50
1 oz
19.95
1 lb
99.50
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for 120 days, cold stratify for 120 days.
Germination: Sow seed 1/4 inch deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* It is named after David Douglas , who collected seed from the plant during his botanical explorations. This thorny shrub is native to northern and western North America, where it grows in varied habitats from forest to scrubland. It is most abundant in the Pacific Northwest .
* This is a compact erect bushy shrub covered in fan-shaped green leaves with teeth along the distal margin. Thorns along the branches are one to two centimeters long. White flowers with greenish centers grow in bunches at the ends of each thin branch.
* The fruit is a very dark purple pome up to about a centimeter across. The fruits were a good food source for Native American peoples such as the Cheyenne and Nlaka'pamux . more...
* The fruit raw or cooked. has a very pleasant flavour with a sweet and juicy succulent flesh, it makes an excellent dessert fruit and can be eaten in quantity.
* The fruit can also be used for making pies, preserves etc, and can be dried for later use. The fruit is about 8mm in diameter and is borne in small clusters.
* The fruits I have eaten have been considerably larger than this. There are up to five fairly large seeds in the centre of the fruit, these often stick together and so the effect is of eating a cherry-like fruit with a single seed. more...