Asimina triloba
This unique and popular American native bears very large fruit with a custard-like texture and exotic and delicious fruity, banana like flavor. Pawpaw is slow growing and pyramidal-shaped with tropical looking foliage that can reach 1 foot in length. Happy in sun or partial shade, Pawpaw is hardy to minus 25 degrees F, and likes well-drained soil. A combination of at least two varieties are necessary for fruit production. Pawpaws usually begin bearing in two or three years and the fruit ripens from September to October.
Peterson Pawpaws™
We are honored to offer these superior Pawpaw varieties from the breeding work of Neal Peterson. Beginning in the 1980's in Maryland, Neal worked tirelessly to create these unique and special varieties. They feature exceptionally large fruit with sweet and flavorful flesh. These excellent varieties are great additions to our horticultural world.
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This superior variety features wonderful flavor and very high productivity. Allegheny® fruit has delicious, creamy yellow flesh and weigh up to 1/2 pound. 2703
Very large, sweet and delicious, Potomac® fruit has a very high flesh to seed ratio and can weigh 3/4 pound or more. Potomac® features an attractive upright growth habit. 2746
(USPP #14,452, Wansevwan cv.) This patented variety is one of the largest and most flavorful Pawpaws. Shenandoah™ fruit can weigh up to one pound and is sweet and delicious, with creamy yellow, custard-like flesh. 2701
(USPP #15,900, Lefviv cv.) The largest of all the Peterson Pawpaw™ varieties, Susquehanna® fruit is very sweet and richly flavorful with very few seeds. Individual fruits can weigh over one pound! 2702
A very productive variety, Tallahatchie® bears abundant crops of large, flavorful, aromatic and exceptionally sweet fruit. 2787
This exceptional variety bears abundant crops of very large fruit, often weighing over 1/2 pound. Sweet and aromatic, Wabash® fruit has a delectable, fruity banana-like flavor. 2790
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