Hewe's Crab

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Malus 'Hewe's Crab'
Cultivar'Hewe's Crab'
OriginVirginia, United States, pre 1755

The Hewe's Crab (also called Virginia Crab, Hughes's Crab and Red Hughes, is a small-sized apple that was popular for cider making in the southern United States in the 18th and 19th centuries and was grown at Monticello by Thomas Jefferson.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hatch, Peter J. (1998). The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello. United States: University of Virginia. pp. 74–75. ISBN 0-8139-1746-8.

External links[edit]

  • "'Virginia Crab'", National Fruit Collection, University of Reading and Brogdale Collections, retrieved 17 October 2015