TREE SIZE: 2 Year Old Tree 3-4 Feet Tall
ESTIMATED CHILLING REQUIREMENTS (BELOW 45 DEGREES): N/A Cold Hardy up to 0 Degrees
POLLINATION: Needs another late blooming Mayhaw to pollinate
STONE FREENESS: N/A
RIPENING DATE: Mid to late June
ROOT STOCK: N/A
SPACING: Plant trees 15-20 feet apart.
FLAVOR OF FRUIT: Found and developed by James Eaves near DeRidder LA, Maxine has large fruit, over 3/4 inch. Consistent heavy producer and ripens uniformly – 95% of the fruit can be harvested at one time. Maxine is very resistant to fire blight and considered one of the very best varieties found in the wild. It’s also a beautiful tree with a natural inverted umbrella shape. Longtime mayhaw grower Travis Callahan of Abbyville ,La considers this to be one of the best mayhaws to grow in the south. Here’s what he has to say about it: “Maxine is a “low shatter” and later blooming mayhaw. The fruit is slow to fall until all fruit is red. Since mayhaw trees bloom over a three week period from bloom start to bloom end the fruit ripen or “color” over a three week period too. Therefore most of the fruit can be harvested in a single shaking when all fruit is dark red and the juice will be at its darkest color. Harvest in South Louisiana is June 19 on average. Many other mayhaw varieties are harvested by early May so Maxine is later.” All mayhaw varieties benefit from cross-pollination.