Exceptionally luscious flavor and beautiful appearance define this classic heirloom pawpaw cultivar. Deep yellow flesh with thick, creamy texture and an especially delicious caramel-fruity flavor. Gets very high scores in taste tests. Trees are vigorous and fast growing with healthy foliage and fruit. Seedling of “Taylor”. Fruits are medium-sized and average around 6-10 ounces. This one can make fans of pawpaw skeptics with it’s delicious flavor and nice texture. Has been popular since it’s inception some 30+ years ago.
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.
Ripening: 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, with an excellent root system. CHOOSE SIZE
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