Variety description: Large, yellow skinned fruit, with butter-colored flesh and few seeds; ripens first week of October in the Northeast. Selected from the wild by Milo Gibson in Chanute, KS in 1970. This cultivar is reputedly self-fertile. Most pawpaws require cross-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.