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Potomac® Pawpaw

Item #138008, (Grafted) EZ Start®. Ships 1' 6" - 3' tall with advanced root system in a 4x4x10" EZ Start® pot.
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A special late-summer treat. Rich, sweet, melting fruit is similar to a cherimoya, but more flavorful and much larger: Potomac® pawpaws often weigh 12 ounces or more apiece. The medium-yellow fruit is packed with minerals and micronutrients, but is low in calories. Enjoy the fruit fresh, or purée it and freeze for later use. Not suitable for dehydrating; seeds can be harmful if eaten. The tree has a pleasing upright growth habit and attracts butterflies and songbirds. Cold-hardy, deer-resistant, disease- and pest-resistant. This Peterson variety prefers moist, well-drained soil and partial shade in the afternoon. Ripens in September-October. Grafted. For proper pollination, plant another grafted variety nearby.


Bloom Color Purple
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Ripens/Harvest September
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Moist
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 7.0
Taste Sweet Rich
Texture Smooth, Firm.
Years to Bear 3 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 9

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 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.


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 50' for best pollination.

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

Estimated Delivery Date

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We work hard to make sure that your order arrives at the ideal time for planting in your location. That's why we only ship living products during certain times of the year. Order now and your credit card won't be charged until your climate is suitable for planting success and your order is shipped.

Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Chosen for flavor
David M on Jan 18, 2020
Chosen for flavor
David M on Jan 18, 2020
I live in zone 9a and am looking for pawpaws, what would you recommend?
Arturo O on Nov 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. At this time, we do not have a variety hardy in zone 9 available.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!

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