Variety description: Large sized fruit. Selected from the wild in Rushville, IN by W.B. Ward in 1950. Ripens in the first week of October.
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. 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. Will likely produce fruit in 4-5 years if given good care. When we ship: Available for FALL 2017 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.