Hawthorne Cultivation and Growing Methods
Hawthorn leaf, berry and flower extract
Prefers slightly acidic well-drained soil, but can tolerate slightly alkaline soil.
Varies by species, but usually can stand full sun.
Hawthorns grow well in the U.S., Europe, Northern Africa, the Mediterranean and Asia. USDA Zones 4a-7b
Propagated by the berries and by hard-wood cuttings.
Flowers can be harvested in the spring, and berries in the fall.
DRYING METHODS / YIELD:
Fresh raw hawthorn berries should be picked when ripened, carefully removing thorns and leaves. Wash the fresh berries with purified water and use raw or dry in the sun for several days.
PRESERVATION / PACKAGING METHODS:
Berries can be eaten raw, cooked or dried and stored in an air-tight container.
Flowers in early February.