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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
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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.


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.


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