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We are very excited about this new cultivar as it is our first ever release from our experimental Ultra-Select seedling pawpaw orchard started in 2015. This high-grade pawpaw cultivar was the standout best among all the other seedling trees in our experimental grove thus far. Produces heavy yields of medium-large, delicious sweet fruits with smooth, custardy light yellow flesh of succulent texture and low seed weight. No bitterness, no goopy flesh. Flavor is caramel and delectable- not too strong or too mild. ‘Suquehanna’ x ‘Sunflower’ pawpaw parentage is obvious. Light yellow flesh color, very heavy producer, disease resistant – no Phylosticta leaf spot observed on this stout, robust and vigorous tree. Fruits are spotless, firm, very attractive with clean, smooth, very light green, durable skin. Fruits average 1/4 LB- 1/2 LB or more – some get quite large! Ripens mid into late September, which is considered somewhat late ripening. May not be best suited to areas with very short summers. We are still trialing it here but it shows superior qualities all around. Peaceful Heritage Nursery exclusive! ‘Shree Vish new”
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: Mid-late September (late ripening)
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).