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Susquehanna® Pawpaw

Item #138023, (Grafted) EZ Start®. Ships 1' 6" - 3' tall with advanced root system in a 4x4x10" EZ Start® pot.
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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 2 - 4
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.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 15 - 20' tall x 15 - 20' 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.

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.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I chose this variety because, it prefers full sunlight, and figured would grow faster when it would not have competition from other trees.
michael s on Jan 10, 2020
I chose this variety because, it prefers full sunlight, and figured would grow faster when it would not have competition from other trees.
michael s on Jan 10, 2020
What type of lighting requirement does this tree , as supplied, need? I know that pawpaw trees I. Their first few years of life need shade.
Andrew E on Jan 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Young pawpaw trees can be sensitive to full sunlight and require filtered sun for the first year or two. Once established, pawpaw trees produce the most fruit when grown in full sun. The solution here is to build a temporary shade cloth structure over young trees and remove it once they are older and established (you can tell once they start blooming that they're ready to fruit!) so that they can take advantage of the full sun exposure.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
I'm a Beekeeper. Do bees like this type tree?
Lisa R on Jan 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Pollination is by flies not bees. Putting something rotten in my orchard helped my yield. The blossoms smell like rotten meat.
This works for me

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