SAA Overleese Pawpaw

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Large, sweet fruit with a delightful tropical taste. Deep purple blooms develop in spring. Golden foliage in the fall. Fruit has a tender, creamy, yellow-orange flesh that can be enjoyed fresh, in smoothies, and desserts. Fruit has few seeds. Attractive, shade-tolerant tree resists pests. Cold-hardy. Ripens in late September. Grafted. For proper pollination, plant another pawpaw variety nearby.

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Bloom Color Purple
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Large - Extra Large
Ripens/Harvest Late September
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Soft
Years to Bear 3 - 5
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 12 - 15' tall x 12 - 15' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 15 - 20' 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.

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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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
William F on Jul 30, 2020
Zone 4
EUGENE M on Feb 4, 2019
William F on Jul 30, 2020
I need a shade tolerant tree much like the wild ones I grew up with in the woods of Indiana
David R on Feb 22, 2019
Zone 4
EUGENE M on Feb 4, 2019
I have four producing trees two of which have totally different genetics. This will be another with different genetics and make an abundance of pawpaws.
DAVID F on Oct 14, 2018
Has fewer years to fruit production than other varieties of pawpaws.
Ruth C on Sep 19, 2018
Variety has performed well in research trials at the University of Missouri Southwest Research Center.
Martha S on Sep 16, 2018
Been looking for these locally. Hoping to be extremely satisfied with my purchase.
Teresa B on Mar 4, 2016
I need a shade tolerant tree much like the wild ones I grew up with in the woods of Indiana
David R on Feb 22, 2019
I have four producing trees two of which have totally different genetics. This will be another with different genetics and make an abundance of pawpaws.
DAVID F on Oct 14, 2018
Is there much of a taste difference between different varieties of pawpaw fruit?
Tami D on May 7, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes. There can be some taste differences between the pawpaw varieties. My favorites that i have tried are the Susquehanna, KSU-Atwood, PA-Golden, and Shenandoah. There are also differences in ripening time, seed-flesh ratio, shelf life, etc. I recommend you check out Michael Judd's book on Pawpaws.
Do they do well in full sun?
Glen on Aug 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Pawpaws actually like to be started in the shade the 1st year or 2 and then moved to the sun. I am including the link to our All about Pawpaws article very helpful!

Customer Reviews

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Late, tiny, died
Showed up two months later than the original date, was 18 inches tall with 6 leaves, and died within two months of planting.

Strangely this isn't the first time I've written this review. Seems to disappear for some reason.
August 22, 2019
over 2 years ago
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are very sorry to learn that your pawpaw tree failed to live. Please contact us by calling 800.325.4180 or email so that we can arrange a reshipment or credit. Your planting success is important to us!
August 25, 2019
Tabitha R
5 mo. Delay, Damaged in Shipping
On January 22, 2019 I ordered four different pawpaw trees that were estimated to ship in April. I am just now (September) receiving my final tree. None shipped on-time, and the last two (this tree and the Wells that arrived second-to-last) were badly damaged due to improper packing. This tree is no more than 14" tall, has two leaves in-tact on the tree (there were about 6 loose leaves in the box that had been stripped off by the tree sliding back and forth the length of the shipping container), and the tip of the stem is black... appears to have been injured. I will plant it and hope that it is able to recover, but will no longer be purchasing trees from Stark Brothers after this experience.
September 6, 2019
over 2 years ago
Response from Stark Bro's
We appreciate you reaching out to us. All of us at Stark Bro's are very sorry to learn that you have had this horrible experience. Please contact our customer support team at 800.325.4180 so that one of our amazing customer support agents can make this right by you.
September 8, 2019
Tabitha R
Not sure, it is growing but godly slow. Im not sure ill ve alive to enjoy the fruits.
May 5, 2018
over 4 years ago
happy with my Pawpaw
I am happy with my Pawpaw trees. It was a slow start and I was afraid that they will not make .Right now they are still small but full of leafs and look beautiful. It should be said that they are a very slow grower and it might take 7 years or MORE to have fruits.
May 18, 2017
over 5 years ago
Still alive (SAA Overleese Pawpaw)
Still alive more than I can say for several other pawpaws that I recieved from an other nursery. Hoping to collect a number of pawpaws of different varieties to evaluate to my conditions.
May 17, 2016
over 6 years ago
Paw-Paw and Kiwi
It is still too early for the paw-paw. they haven't budded out yet. The kiwi has budded out so they made it through the winter OK. Get back to me in a couple of years.
May 24, 2017
over 5 years ago