Pawpaw seedlings produce good quality fruit and can also serve as pollinators for grafted varieties. For cross-pollination purposes, you would have to plant two seedlings or a combination of seedlings and grafted varieties.
- Pawpaws (Asimina triloba) are one of the most unique and delicious fruits that can be grown on farmland or even in your backyard. Pawpaws can adapt to temperate climates.
- The pawpaw fruit is delectable, fruity, has soft flesh, and is very succulent. It is high in protein and is a good source of vitamins and minerals. Therefore this a plant to look out for, purchase, and plant. Everything about this plant, from its leaf size and shape to the way its fruits look, taste, and smell is unique.
- Pawpaw seedlings are naturally disease and pest-resistant.
- Site and soil: Pawpaw likes rich, well-drained soil, high in organic matter. Can be grown in shade or sun. Summer Sunburn affects the young trees, so protect against the intense afternoon sun.
- Pollination requirements: Plant two seedlings or a combination of seedlings and grafted varieties for cross-pollination.
- Pests and diseases: Pawpaw is not bothered by pests or diseases.
- Bloom time: Mostly April
- Ripening time: September-October
- Size at maturity: 12-15 ft. in height