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This exciting new release is our latest high-grade pawpaw cultivar – AVATAR. Discovered by us in Lexington, KY in a seedling planting. Was the standout best amongst 40+ seedling trees. Produces bushels of large, delicious sweet fruits with smooth custardy flesh of excellent texture and low seed weight. Fruits average 1/4 LB- 1/2 LB or more. Light yellow flesh color, very heavy producer, disease resistant. Fruits are spotless, firm and high quality fruit. Ripens early September, which is consider early-mid season production. Peaceful Heritage Nursery exclusive!
Pollination: An Ultra-Select seedling pawpaw or any other grafted cultivar or seedling pawpaw tree will pollinate it. 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. https://peacefulheritage.com/pawpaw-frequently-asked-questions/
Ripening: Early-Mid Season (Early 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 and is recommended.
Size at maturity: 15-20′ tall and wide, depending on location, care and pruning to reduce height. We recommend heading them at about 8-10 ft tall and removing suckers, both of which keep the trees very manageable and small.
Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9. (Estimate)
Plant size: Grafted, with an excellent root system. CHOOSE SIZE
Shipped March-June only. Sorry, we cannot ship POTTED pawpaws (June-July) to : CA, TX, AZ, NM, NV, OR. We can ship pawpaws to these states bare-root when ordered in January-February (if available).