Pawpaw, 'Lehman's Premium' seedling
Asimina triloba 'Lehman's Premium'
Variety description: Seedlings grown from open-pollinated pawpaw seeds from the orchard of Jerry Lehman, the famous pawpaw and persimmon breeder in Terre Haute, Indiana. The parent trees are improved selections superior to wild pawpaws. With proper care, seed grown pawpaw's will fruit in 5-8 years.
Seedling pawpaws usually come into bearing at age 7 or about 5-6 years after planting these pawpaw seedling trees.
Cross pollination from two genetically distinct plants 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. Soil pH of 5-7 is ideal.
Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9.
Size at maturity: Trees can be easily be maintained at 8-12' tall. If left unpruned pawpaws will grow to 30' at maturity. Pawpaws sucker readily.
Pests and diseases: None.
Plant size: 2 year old seed grown tree, 8-12" with strong central leader.
When we ship: Available for FALL 2016 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.