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Sunflower Pawpaw

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Item #8319, (Grafted) EZ Start®. Ships 1 - 2' tall with advanced root system in a 4x4x10" EZ Start® pot. Professionally pruned for FREE!
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Description

Delicious 3-6" fruits. This reliable and productive variety offers pawpaws with greenish yellow skin, buttery flesh and only a few seeds. Fruit has a creamy, banana custard flavor and carries a good dose of vitamins, minerals and protein. Tree bears in just 2-3 years! Cold-hardy. Ripens in late September to early October. Grafted. For proper pollination, plant another grafted pawpaw variety.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Purple
Fruit Color Yellow Green
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest September To October
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy, Sandy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Moist
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Banana-like
Texture Creamy
Years to Bear 2 - 3
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.

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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Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
For years I have been curious about the taste of pawpaw fruit. It is not sold in groceries stores. I can't find them at Farmers' Markets. I read they taste like banana custard. I decided to grow them for the novelty and the delicious taste of the fruit.
ANNETTE R on May 19, 2016
I have always wanted to grow pawpaw trees. To date I have been unsuccessful! Hopefully, the established root system on the two pawpaw trees we have purchased will make my wish a reality!
STEPHEN AND DONNA K on Mar 25, 2016
For years I have been curious about the taste of pawpaw fruit. It is not sold in groceries stores. I can't find them at Farmers' Markets. I read they taste like banana custard. I decided to grow them for the novelty and the delicious taste of the fruit.
ANNETTE R on May 19, 2016
Want to try a new fruit.
Jacqueline L S on Apr 26, 2016
I have always wanted to grow pawpaw trees. To date I have been unsuccessful! Hopefully, the established root system on the two pawpaw trees we have purchased will make my wish a reality!
STEPHEN AND DONNA K on Mar 25, 2016
Setting up our orchard and we have bee hives so it helps feed our bees. I also remember pawpaws growing wild when I was a child.
Susan C on Mar 15, 2016
Want to try a new fruit.
Jacqueline L S on Apr 26, 2016
Setting up our orchard and we have bee hives so it helps feed our bees. I also remember pawpaws growing wild when I was a child.
Susan C on Mar 15, 2016
I read that the sunflower paw paw was self pollinating. Is this correct?
Natalie G on Sep 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. I'm afraid that's not correct. The Sunflower pawpaw requires a pollinator. We recommend any one of these three because of the similar bloom times:

http://www.starkbros.com/products/fruit-trees/pawpaw-trees/pawpaw
http://www.starkbros.com/products/fruit-trees/pawpaw-trees/mango-pawpaw
http://www.starkbros.com/products/fruit-trees/pawpaw-trees/pennsylvania-golden-pawpaw

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plant quality
the paw paw was in good condition when it arrived and care was taken
in preparation for shipment. Stark gave it the best chance for success.
March 3, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Doing okay
My PawPaw tree is doing okay. It was very small, which I knew it would be. I am hoping to see significant growth this year and will revisit the website. we received the shipment quickly and the plant was in very good shape when received.
June 5, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Alive for 3 years
The tree is now 3 years in my garden. It had 2 blossoms this year but both fell off without setting fruit. After reading how others had trouble getting pawpaw's to grow, I felt fortunate to have my 2 pawpaws alive.
May 16, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
very impressed
Plants very healthy doing well not sure how long before fruit
May 17, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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