Also known as 'Virginia Crab', it is esteemed as an exceptional cider apple. Although first discovered in Virginia back in 1817, Hewes has proven it can also thrive as far north as Manitoba. When the fruit ripens in mid September, the tree looks as if it were full of bright pink and yellow Christmas ornaments. The small 4-5 cm (1 1/2") apples are very acidic and astringent, in fact, virtually inedible, but are transformed when put through the press into a clear, dry, cinnamon flavoured cider. NEEDS A POLLENIZER | ZONE 3/4 | HARVEST: MID SEPT.