Mayhaws are ripe! Some think they make the best jelly in the world. A ripe Mayhaw (Crataegus opaca)tastes like a tart, delicious apple. The problem with eating them raw is that the seed is large and the flesh is very thin so you hardly get a bite.
I helped my friend pick enough to make jelly for her favorite son-in-law. It took a while. When the fruits are dead ripe, they can be shaken off the tree onto a tarp. These are still firmly attached so we picked them one by one, a slow process.
The color shines in the sunlight. Duckweed was everywhere, even in the edge of the water in the pond. We were able to drive the RTV up close to make little paths. He-who-mows was afraid of miring the tractor so he didn't try to mow.
Mayhaws were blooming on April first. Five weeks later they're ready to pick. Happy Mother's Day.