Why Ultra-Select? First, we start with superior genetics; pawpaw seeds from truly excellent, outstanding cultivated fruits all grown in Kentucky. Absolutely no small, low-quality, inferior, or wild fruits used for seed-stock at our nursery. Period.
Pawpaws tend to pass along superior genetics to their offspring. Trees grown from these superior seed should produce excellent fruiting trees with large-medium size fruits of good-excellent quality. As they are all unique and new, they could become your own named cultivars!
Grown in our own nursery-blended Certified Organic potting mix and raised under Certified Organic conditions. No chemicals, pesticides or synthetic fertilizers are ever used.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC PLANT
Pollination: Another 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.
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: 10-20′ 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: Seed-propagated, 18″-2 FT tall in gallon pot, with an excellent root system. 3-Year Old Tree.
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