Anomalous Hawthorn cv. Zbigniew (Crataegus anomala Zbigniew)
New ukrainian variety.
High shrub reaching 4m height with thorny branches. Zbigniew has average soil demands but fruits become better quality on a sunny side.
Self fertile plant. Fruits ripen in the latter part of August. They are spherical, bright red, with average weight 3-5g and hang in small clusters. The taste is sweet acidic, slightly mealy, very good for fresh eating. They could be also mixed with other fruits for processing jams as they have a high pectin content.