Sunflower combines large fruit size, strong production and outstanding texture and flavor. Selected in Indiana. If you are looking for a really good, reliable pawpaw for home use or market, Sunflower is a good place to start. Fruit is very rich, thick and almost chewy, golden-yellow and very sweet with large, 8 oz-1 lb fruit size being common. A reliable and hardy choice with excellent quality fruit and good production. Known to be a strong, fast grower that is hardy in unfavorable situations. Very productive. One of our favorites!
Pollination: An Ultra-Select seedling pawpaw or any other grafted or seedling pawpaw tree will pollinate. For good pollination, plant trees 8-15 ft away from each other only. Pawpaws are not male and female, but rather have “male and female” flower parts on each flower. Every tree is capable of bearing fruit if pollinated well with pollen from another genetically different pawpaw tree. Hand pollination results in heaviest fruit set.
Resistant to: Pawpaws are generally remarkably disease and insect resistant. See our pawpaw growing article for full information.
Ripens: Mid-Season (Mid-September in KY)
Site requirements: Full sun location for best fruit production. Pawpaws will grow in shade but produce much less fruit. Pawpaws tolerate a range of soil types provided the planting location is well drained and there is heavy mulch and plenty of fertilizer and water. Protected locations, such as on the South, East or West side of a building is ideal on very windy sites are recommended.
Size at maturity: 15-20′ tall and wide, depending on location, care and pruning to reduce height. We recommend heading them at about 10″ and removing suckers, both of which keep the trees very manageable and small.
Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9.
Plant size: Grafted, 12″-2 FT tall in tree pot, with an excellent root system.
€‹Shipped March-October only.