KSU-Benson™ Pawpaw Tree

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Description

Selected at Kentucky State University from the Pawpaw Breeding program for its heavily productive and early ripening fruit, the KSU Benson ™ Pawpaw was named in honor of Dr. Harold R. Benson.

The Pawpaw is the largest edible fruit native to America, with edible fruit that tastes like banana-mango. The custard-like pulp has big seeds that are easy to spoon out. Nutritious as well as delicious, the greenish yellow, 3?-6? long fruit is unusually high in protein and is a good source of vitamins and minerals. The KSU-Benson ™ fruit is plump and rounder than other pawpaw varieties.

A slow-growing, small, understory tree, Pawpaw is naturally disease and pest resistant and features long, tropical-looking foliage that turns bright yellow in the fall. For proper pollination, plant another pawpaw variety nearby.

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Characteristics

Fruit Color Orange
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest September/october
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 5 - 9

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 15 - 20' tall x 15 - 20' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 15 - 20' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.

Pollination

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 100' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow pawpaw trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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