Known as the "woods banana", Pawpaw is North America's largest native fruit. Sweet with tropical flavors, medium to large fruit, and seeded with a few medium to large seed.
Small 1 to 2 feet tall $25.00 /
Medium 2 to 3 feet tall $35.00 /
Large 3 to 5 feet tall $45.00
GRAFTED, Zone 5-9 Grown in Containers
Tropical Treat - Selected from the wild in Kentucky by Woody Walker in 2010 and introduced in 2015 from England's Orchard and Nursery. Medium sized fruit, up to 6 inches long; weighing 180 to 300 grams, yellow greenish skin; yellow flesh; large seed; ripens Mid-August in Kentucky, keeps well in cold storage. Has a thick skin and tastes like mango with just a hint of pineapple. It is thought to be one of the best tasting pawpaws on the market.Container Grown
Maria's Joy - Bred by Jerry Lehman of Terre Haute Indiana. Medium to large sized fruit; kidney-shaped; yellow flesh; heavy producer. A Davis X Prolific cross. Produces good crops annually, average is in the 8 to 14 oz. range, but can be as high as 16 oz. All visitors to Jerry's orchard love this cultivar. A well-known fruit author said it was the best tasting pawpaw he ever tasted. Won the Ohio Pawpaw Festival's "Biggest Pawpaw Contest" in 2012. Fruits 631 to 704 gm. Container Grown
Halvin - Pawpaw found by Tyler and Danae Halvin in Iowa. Fruit is 8 to 14 ounces. Great flavor (very sweet, no aftertaste), has a hint of pineapple flavor. Original tree was growing as an under store treel. Stated to be the largest native pawpaw fruit to be found in southwestern Iowa and ripens 3 weeks earlier than all other pawpaws.
Summer Delight - Just an average size pawpaw of 8 to 12 ounces that absolutely tastes delicious, has a yellow tinted shin that is thick, and ships and stores well. The remarkable thing about this Pawpaw is that it ripens between the last week of July and the first week of August. Here in Kentucky, of all the cultivars we have, it is the first to ripen. It is not precocious and takes 4 to 5 years to come into production, but it is well worth the wait. In most years the fruit is on the ground long before you expect it to be. Summer Delight has a smooth textured flesh, few seed, and a melon after taste.
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Summer Delight Tree
Pawpaws on Tree
There will be other pawpaw cultivars in so few numbers that it is not worthy of advertising.
If you have a question or an interest in some of these cultivars please email or call us at 606-965-2228.
These pawpaws are PVE-21, Sunflower, Prima 1216, Overleese and others. (Container Grown)