What is a MAYHAW?
"MAY" represents the time of year these berries are harvested.
"HAW" is short for Hawthorne berry.
Wild Mayhaws grow in the swamps of South Georgia. Every May the harvesters gather in their boats to net or scoop the berries in from the swamp. Mayhaw season only lasts for about three weeks, so the harvesting is tough and furious. The wild Mayhaw berries resemble a pink cranberry and make the best jelly in the world. The delicate flavor is fruity like an apple (Mayhaw is in the apple family) but leave a nice zing on the tip of your tongue. One of the South's tastiest secrets!
Wild Mayhaw Jelly is great with toast, bagels, and hot buttered biscuits. This jelly also makes a great condiment served with roasted chicken, turkey, wild game, and as an alternative to mint jelly when served with lamb.