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Pennsylvania Golden Pawpaw

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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.


Bloom Color Purple
Fruit Color Yellow Green
Fruit Size Medium - Large
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
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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.

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.


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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Deer food plot.
Dallas C on Jan 5, 2017
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
Recommended cultivar from a short course on orchard trees that I took.
Margaret M on Mar 28, 2016
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.
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.
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: ://

All pawpaw varieties require a pollinator.

Customer Reviews

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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
over 3 years ago
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
over 2 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
Growth spurt this spring.
This paw paw is growing vigerously this spring and displays yellow leaves. Itis growing well in a shaded area.
May 13, 2017
9 months ago
Super grow
This tree is growing well and fast. Standing at least 8" taller then when planted last year.
May 13, 2017
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
It died.
Unfortunately, we Pennsylvania Golden pawpaw did not overwinter and has died.
May 20, 2017
1 year ago
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