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Only the very best of the best genetics go into our Ultra-Select Trees. From Ultra-Select fruits of the finest quality and huge size including “Susquehanna” and “Sunflower”; two of the very best named pawpaw varieties in the world.  Both varieties are known for very large sized fruits (8-16 oz+), reliable, heavy production with excellent flavor and high quality, creamy, sweet, yellow flesh.  Pawpaws come very similar from seed, so therefore excellent pawpaws should produce excellent offspring.  That being said, low quality or random wild genetics usually produce mediocre or poor quality pawpaws.  Don’t risk it if you want excellent trees.  These trees absolutely contain some of the very best genetics in the world and many will become champion trees!   

See the photo of our Ultra-Select fruit (top) versus a typical wild pawpaw (below). Notice the dramatic difference in fruit flesh versus seed matter per fruit, as well as the huge difference in size as well as appetizing appearance. Flavor difference is much superior in our Ultra-Select line versus typical wild fruits. There really is no comparison! Plant a future champion today! 

These are 1-Year-old seedling trees.  We start them out in special Nursery Tree Cell Trays.  These are designed specifically for starting tree seeds and create strong root systems.  They are approximately 5 inches deep.  The 1 YR pawpaw trees are approximately 8-16″ tall and dormant at time of shipment (leafless).

These are grown and shipped as cell-plugs.

Our 1-YR Ultra-Select seedlings should begin to bear fruit in about 4-5 years from planting, under good growing conditions (decent soil, organic fertilizer, irrigation as needed, tree protection, etc.)  Detailed planting instructions are included.  These 1 YR seedlings need very careful handling and transplanting.

See our Pawpaw FAQ for much more information:


2 Blue-X Tubes for tree protection are included FREE with your order!

Pollination: These two trees will pollinate each other. In general, Any other Ultra-Select seedling pawpaw or any other grafted cultivar or seedling pawpaw tree will pollinate them also. 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 and is recommended.  Pawpaws cannot handle wet or swampy conditions.

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″ and removing suckers via a mowing around the trees, both of which keep the trees very manageable and small.

Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9. (Estimate)

Plant size:  Approximately 10-18′ tall with an excellent root system. 2-COUNT, 1 YR Trees. PLUGS (Special Nursery Tree- Cell tray grown

Shipped March-June only.  Sorry, we cannot ship POTTED pawpaws (June-July) to :  CA, TX, AZ, NM, NV, OR, WA.  We can ship them to these states bare-root when ordered in January-February.