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.
Classic Pawpaws
The Pawpaw tree is one of America’s only native fruit trees and has been selected and grown for many years. These varieties were found in the wild by dedicated fruit explorers and feature large, tasty fruit.
The most vigorous Pawpaw we grow, Mango quickly becomes a small tree and bears large, tasty fruit with attractive, orange-yellow flesh. 2712
Maria's Joy
This unique, award-winning variety was bred by our friend and fellow traveler, Jerry Lehman, who passed away several years ago. Maria’s Joy is named in honor of Maria Plekhanovna, who guided Jerry and five other American fruit explorers around the former Soviet Union in 1991. It produces abundant crops of very large, delectably sweet and flavorful fruit. Weighing up to 1 pound, the fruit has a wonderful, fruity, banana like flavor and ripens in October in our region. 2714
A unique, early ripening variety from Canada, NC-1 is a very reliable producer of large, sweet and tasty fruit with light orange flesh. 2720
Pennsylvania Golden
Pennsylvania Golden produces good crops for gardeners in the Northwest and throughout the U.S. Very sweet and flavorful, this variety is one of the earliest to ripen. 2740
This unique variety often begins bearing the second year after planting. It is also prized for its early ripening and its abundant crops of large, sweet and tasty fruit. 2748
Rebecca’s Gold
An excellent selection from Northern California, Rebecca's Gold produces large, very sweet and richly flavored fruit. 2756
One of our most reliable and productive varieties, Sunflower bears abundant crops of particularly large, sweet and delicious fruit with creamy light yellow flesh. 2764
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