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PAWPAW

PAWPAW

PLANT

$49.95
$29.95

Product Description:

Pawpaw are wonderful raw, or in a vast array of recipes from sorbets to beer. The 3–6 inch long fruit has a flavor reminiscent of bananas. Exceptionally high in protein, the fruit are also rich in vitamins and minerals. These sturdy, slow growing trees are naturally disease and pest resistant.
Sunflower: A very reliable variety that produces some of the largest fruits of all the pawpaws. Delicious, sweet and late to ripen.
Mango: Very vigorous and fast-growing for a pawpaw. This exceptional variety produces large fruit that is reminiscent of the flavor of a mango.

Pawpaw plants are 1 year old and are shipped at the end of March/beginning of April. Plants are in 4 inch wide by 9 inch deep pots. Not available to HI, US Territories, or Canada.
Plant Spacing 12–15'
Plant height 12–15'
Hardiness Zone 5
Bearing Age 5–7 years
Ripening Time Sept.– October
Pollinator Required Yes

Asimina triloba Pawpaw are wonderful raw, or in a vast array of recipes from sorbets to beer. The 3-6 inch long fruit has a flavor reminiscent of bananas. Exceptionally high in protein, the fruit are also rich in vitamins and minerals. These sturdy, slow growing trees are naturally disease and pest resistant.

Initial Instructions
Check the soil in the pot to see if it is dry. If the soil an inch or so below the surface feels cool and the pot is not too light, it should be ok. Otherwise, water well, allowing the pot to drain. Don't allow the pot to sit in water for more than 15 minutes. If you are keeping the plant in the pot, allow the soil to go halfway dry between waterings. If the plant does not have any leaves, it is dormant and will not require water too often.

Planting
Select a site with well-drained soil and that receives at least 1/2 day sun, but full sun is best. The plant should be protected from wind and kept partially shaded for the first year or two. Dig a hole that's twice the diameter of the pot and as deep as the pot is tall. Remove the pot and loosen the roots. Spread the roots into the hole and re-fill the hole with soil, making sure the plant is the same depth as it was in the pot. Tamp the soil firmly and water deeply. The plant will appreciate a layer of mulch around its base. Be careful not to mound the mulch up against the trunk above the soil line.

Cultivation
Water regularly during the first growing season, but do not allow the soil to become soggy. Apply a well-balanced fertilizer during the late winter or early spring prior to the onset of new growth. Follow manufacturer's application rates. A slow-release natural fertilizer works well. Prune during the winter months while the trees are dormant. It is not necessary to prune the plant at planting time unless any branches are damaged.

Pests & Diseases
Pawpaws are naturally pest and disease-resistant.

Hardiness
Pawpaw are hardy to -20°F

Bloom Time
April

Harvest
In September-October, pick the fruit when it is soft — like an avocado or peach.

Yield
30+ pounds per plant

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