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Sunflower Pawpaw

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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
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.

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
good rating from a taste test study from KY
Mollie L on Mar 6, 2017
Want to try a new fruit.
Jacqueline L S on Apr 26, 2016
good rating from a taste test study from KY
Mollie L on Mar 6, 2017
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
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
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

Customer Reviews

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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
very impressed
Plants very healthy doing well not sure how long before fruit
May 17, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years 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
over 2 years 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
Excellent!
Beautiful and healthy tree. Much better than the other variety I purchased for cross pollination.
June 4, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Tree Left a Paw on Me
The tree came very healthy. I planted almost year ago from the date of this post. My tree is growing wonderful leaves, but I'm waiting for flowers to cross pollinate with another Paw Paw tree I have planted next to it. I'm expecting flowers to start growing in about another year. I hope so because I'm ready to taste the fruits of my labor.
May 15, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Early bloomer
On her first birthday, she put forth one flower, hopefully helping to cross-pollinate our other pawpaw that's been very lonely.
May 9, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
might do better under ideal circumstances
It was instantly attacked by rabbits. After shielding and a year it's barely grown an inch.
May 19, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Maybe not really zone 4?
I live in zone 4, in maine . And it didn't really do well and didn't come back this spring. I researched where to put it and kept a close eye on it all summer but it still didn't survive our winter
May 15, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
graft section died
but root base has hung on, but it's the same kind of pawpaw I already had so I don't think it'll serve the pollination purposes I bought it for.
May 20, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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