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Pennsylvania Golden Pawpaw

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Item #3701, (Grafted) EZ Start®. Ships 1' 6" - 3' tall with advanced root system in a 4x4x10" EZ Start® pot. Professionally pruned for FREE!
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Description

Extra sweet fruit. This tree yields abundant crops of 25-50 pounds when mature, perfect for baking, canning or cooking. Cold-hardy. Best to plant in neutral soil, partial to full sun. Ripens in late September. Grafted. For proper pollination, plant another grafted pawpaw variety.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Purple
Fruit Color Yellow Green
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Late September
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy, Sandy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Moist
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Soft, Custard
Years to Bear 5 - 7
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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 compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 15 - 25' tall x 15 - 25' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 15 - 25' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

Related Assortments

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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.

Shipping Information

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1 Year Warranty

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Recommendation by an Army buddy.
Wayne K on Jun 29, 2018
My husband was singing the "way down yonder in the paw-paw patch" song and wondered what a paw-paw was.
Karen S on Jun 2, 2018
Recommendation by an Army buddy.
Wayne K on Jun 29, 2018
Price and stark brothers warranty
Michael B on Jun 23, 2018
My husband was singing the "way down yonder in the paw-paw patch" song and wondered what a paw-paw was.
Karen S on Jun 2, 2018
Deer food plot.
Dallas C on Jan 5, 2017
Recommended cultivar from a short course on orchard trees that I took.
Margaret M on Mar 28, 2016
Price and stark brothers warranty
Michael B on Jun 23, 2018
Deer food plot.
Dallas C on Jan 5, 2017
How Tall are these saplings when shipped ?
Sharat M on May 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I believe that information is in the plant description. Usually 18 - 24 inches.
Does anyone have luck planting Pawpaws in Zone 5a/ to 4? I know it says they grow in these regions but I wanted to ask people who have grown them there.
Paul01 on Feb 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Pawpaws will grow, depending on the variety of course into zone 5. Papaw, Mi is northeast if Chicago and bears the name of the trees that grow in abundance there.
Any idea sensitivity to black walnut and hickory?
emmas on Sep 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Pawpaw and hickory trees grow naturally in the wild in complete harmony. Luckily, pawpaws are one of the few trees that are immune to juglone, the toxic substance given off by black walnut trees. So is hickory. You can plant all three together with no worries.
Do deer eat the fruit?
Bill B on Jan 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Deer don't seem at all interested in my trees except in the fall when they will
rub their antlers on anything, including my pawpaws. On the other hand, groundhog, squirrels and raccoons are likely to eat the fruit. Harvest as soon as they are ripe or something else will.
Do you sell the other varieties for pollination also?
Robert B on May 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, we carry quite a few. Here is a whole page of them, though many are out of stock because it's so late in the season: ://www.starkbros.com/products/fruit-trees/pawpaw-trees You can request an email notification when they're back in stock near the top of each variety's page.
Anyone use a paw paw for a bonsai? Respond to me, if you've tried!
Hunter G on Apr 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have never used a pawpaw for a bonsai, but I would think that they would require a real bonsai expert--the leaves are very large, and the young trees are very slow-growing.
I live in a clay belt in Michigan, will the PawPaw tree grow in clay soil?
Cathy L on Mar 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Pawpaws are practically native to Michigan and actually grow quite well in clay soil. If it's particularly heavy soil, amend it with some coir planting medium first and plant it in a mount rather than flush with the ground. The fruit is so amazing.
I would like to purchase Paw Paw trees as a gift and want to make sure that they are self pollinating. I will buy two for this purpose. Are your trees self pollinating?
Jim J on Dec 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you were to purchase two of these seedlings, they would pollinate one another: ://www.starkbros.com/products/fruit-trees/pawpaw-trees/pawpaw

All pawpaw varieties require a pollinator.

Customer Reviews

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Pennsylvania Golden Pawpaw
I have three pawpaws and so far they are growing fine. They have yet to bear, however. They have bloomed for two years but have not had any fruit as of yet. I also have wild pawpaws nearby. The wild ones seldom bear and that was the reason I bought the Golden Pawpaw and the other two varieties. I am hoping they bear soon so I can try the fruit and compare them with the wild ones.
May 17, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Great start in SE Minnesota.
My grafted and seedling Paw Paws have now been in the ground in SE Minnesota for a couple of years. All are doing well, and in particular the grafted versions are excelling. I get lots of questions about them.
August 4, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
PA Golden Pawpaw
I loved mine greatly. Unfortunately, so did a few rabbits. This year, there is a deer fence around the young tree to keep the rabbit away from it. If it grows like the first one I bought, I should have about a three to four foot tree by this fall. I've already got some buds on the tree.
May 12, 2016
Super grow
This tree is growing well and fast. Standing at least 8" taller then when planted last year.
May 13, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Made it through winter in the Twin Cities
I received a PA Golden and a NC1 paw paw. Both made it through the winter and are doing good. The NC1 is about three feet tall (it was about 7" when I transplanted it) already and thrives in full sun. The PA golden struggled a little and the growth leader wilted, but it latter recovered and put on good growth at the end of summer. I will keep the shade shelter over it for another year.
June 4, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
not much good news thus far
My Pawpaw trees froze to death the past winter but, lo and behold. they both showed up this late Spring. They seem to be alive and well and growing.
They are still small but, they have leafed out and we put wire cages around them for protection from the resident wildlife munchers we have living here on our farm. We also mulched around them to keep down weeds, fertilize as suggested, and always remain on top of watering when weather demands. We hope for the best. Pawpaws are a delicious, very rare treat, unless you're lucky.
June 13, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
It died.
Unfortunately, we Pennsylvania Golden pawpaw did not overwinter and has died.
May 20, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Great quality
Trees are doing splendid despite no help at all from the new property owners.
May 2, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Pawpaw only grew on one side but still 5 stars
The reason Stark's Golden Pawpaw gets 5 stars? Stark's completely stood by their product and sent me a very viable replacement.( I purchased 4 Pawpaw s this year and all have grown over a foot tall.) Their are a myriad of variables when caring for a young tree but the take away is Starks painlessly dealt with my problem with great communication and speedy delivery. I'll be as lifetime customer. One may pay a bit more with these guys but the service is worth it.
June 21, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Still waiting, but healthy
The tree arrived well-packaged and undamaged. Planted as per the instructions and the tree did well in the intense summer heat (several consecutive 90-100 degree days) as well as cold (down to 10 degrees with deep snow and heavy wind). Still too young to fruit, but they seem to be on track.
May 10, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago