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anyone use hawthorn (cretageous) for anything

 
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I understand it is sacred in Ireland
Ive had a fork handle for a few years and am just trying some in ground in a swalefence
it grows like a weed round here
The dried berries are quite valuable as a heart tonic (i harvested some a few years ago but Jersey cow decided she needed em more than me)
 
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I have heard that it works as a rootstock for pear and medlar, as well as the larger fruiting hawthorns/mayhaws. I'll be topworking a bunch of them in a couple months

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Hawthorn is one of the most valuable plants in anyone's herbal. I am fortunate to have inherited a huge tree when I bought my five acres 36 years ago. I harvest the berries every fall, dry them, and make tea of them, which I drink all winter long. Plants For A Future has the rundown.
 
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I am working on getting hawthorns on my property, although I do have two native black hawthorns.

Does anyone have any recommendations on specific species?
 
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