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Hawthorne Cultivation and Growing Methods

ANNUAL/PERRENIAL PLANT: 
Perennial

PARTS USED: 
Hawthorn leaf, berry and flower extract

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: 
Prefers slightly acidic well-drained soil, but can tolerate slightly alkaline soil.

SUN REQUIREMENTS: 
Varies by species, but usually can stand full sun.

GROWING ZONES: 
Hawthorns grow well in the U.S., Europe, Northern Africa, the Mediterranean and Asia. USDA Zones 4a-7b

POLLINATION: 
Propagated by the berries and by hard-wood cuttings.

HARVESTING: 
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.

PLANT YIELD: 
Unsure.

PRESERVATION / PACKAGING METHODS: 
Berries can be eaten raw, cooked or dried and stored in an air-tight container.

FLOWERING/SEEDING: 
Flowers in early February.