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This new white-fleshed pawpaw comes to us via a pawpaw enthusiast in Florence, KY. Discovered growing in a park in Florence, KY, we obtained scions and grafted it in 2019. In our trials ‘Balarama White’ grows strong and vigorously, is disease-resistant and produces large, attractive, very tasty, sweet fruit with nice thick texture and medium seed weight. ‘Balarama White’ was one of the few pawpaws to produce fruit in 2023 due to spring frosts. The nearly white flesh, large tasty fruits, resiliency, and overall superior qualities make this new pawpaw highly desirable. Pronounced ‘Ball uh rom uh White.” 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: Shows good disease resistance to Phylosticta. Pawpaws are generally remarkably disease and insect resistant. See our pawpaw growing article for full information. https://peacefulheritage.com/pawpaw-frequently-asked-questions/
Ripening: Mid Season
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-November 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).