Variety description: NC-1 was introduced by Doug Campbell, a nurseryman and fruit enthusiast from Niagra on the Lake, Ontario, Canada in 1976. Proven winter hardy and productive in that area. One of the earliest to ripen its fruit with few seeds and large fruit and thin skin. Ripens September 15th in Ontario. Cross pollination from two genetically distinct plants is necessary for fruit to set. Trees should be planted no more than 20' apart to ensure good pollination.
Site requirements: Full sun location with evenly moist soil. Pawpaws will grow in the shade but fruit set will be poor.
Size at maturity: Trees can be maintained at about 15' tall. Pawpaws sucker readily.
Pests and diseases: None.
Hardiness: Native from New York west to southeastern Nebraska, and south to northern Florida and eastern Texas. Will grow in USDA zones 5-9.
Plant size: Grafted tree, about 2' tall with a well developed root system. Grown in a 2 gallon container. Will likely produce fruit in 4-5 years if given good care.
When we ship: Available for SPRING 2019 shipping. Potted plants also available at the nursery this spring.
Shipping restrictions: None.
Organically grown by Cricket Hill Garden, in compliance with CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge.