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Susquehanna® Pawpaw

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The largest Peterson pawpaw with the fewest seeds. Fruits frequently weigh more than a pound and have a thicker skin than other pawpaws, making them less prone to bruising. Seed volume by weight is just 3% of the fruit. This variety is super-sweet, with a firm, buttery texture and very rich, intense pawpaw flavor that’s like no other fruit. Moderate to good yields, which can be improved by proper pruning. Tolerant of afternoon shade and is cold-hardy. Ripens in October. Grafted. For proper pollination, plant another grafted variety nearby. May be covered by USPP #15,900 or other patents. ‘Levfiv’ cultivar.


Bloom Color Purple
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Large
Ripens/Harvest October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 7.0
Taste Sweet Rich
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 4 - 2
Zone Range 5 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
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This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant a pollinator within 50' for best pollination.


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