While traveling through South Carolina last week, I visited Lemmon’s Peach Farm in Gaffney and came across Mayhaw Jelly. The name intrigued me, so I did a little research on the mayhaw. A relative of the Hawthorne, these beautiful red berries grow on trees in damp soil along river banks and in wetlands, with May being peak harvest time. But don’t eat them raw!
For more information on this interesting crop, visit the Louisiana Mayhaw Association website at www.mayhaw.org. There you’ll find more photos like this one of the beautiful berries.
Taste sensation: sweet, reminiscent of strawberry with a tangy overtone.