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Pawpaw: 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. Zone 5-9
Small 1 to 2 feet tall $30.00 /
Medium 2 to 3 feet tall $35.00 /
Large 3 to 5 feet tall $45.00
Extra large trees available for pick up only$55.00
Field grown (dug out in spring) and container grown (shipped through the fall and winter). Please specify which you would rather have.

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Maria’s Joy – Bred by Jerry Lehman of Terre Haute IN. Medium to large sized fruit; kidney-shaped; yellow flesh; heavy producer. A Davis X Prolific cross. Produces good crops annually, average 8 to 14 oz range, as high as 16. All visitors to Jerry’s orchard love this cultivar. A well-known fruit author remarked 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, S, M Sizes

Tropical Treat - Selected from the wild in Kentucky by Woody Walker in 2010. 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. Observed to be one of the best tasting pawpaws on the market. Container Grown S, M Sizes

Halvin - Pawpaw found by Tyler and Danae Halvin in Iowa. Fruit is 8 to 14 ounces. Great flavor (Very Sweet, No after taste), has a hint of pineapple flavor. Original tree was growing as an under store tree. Stated to be the largest native pawpaw fruit to be found in southwestern Iowa, not far from Bedford, IA. It is 3 weeks earlier than all other pawpaws. Container Grown. Sizes: Small

Halvin Pawpaw
Halvin Pawpaw

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 in 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 seeds, and a mild after taste. Field and Container Grown. Sizes M

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Summer Delight<br> pawpaw tree
Summer Delight Tree
Summer Delight pawpaws<br> on tree
Summer Delight
Pawpaws on Tree
Summer Delight<br> pawpaw fruit
Summer Delight
Pawpaw Fruit
Summer Delight<br> measured
Summer Delight

275-56 - A cross of prolific X Sam Norris-15. Average large size, true pawpaw flavor has won awards in the OHIO Pawpaw Contest. Bred by Jerry Lehman. $2.00 royalties fee per tree. (Large trees dug and shipped in spring). Ripens late. Sizes: S, M, L

Sold OutKentucky Champion ™ - is the "Big Daddy" of the Pawpaw Forest. This tree is remarkably resilient. Responds well to grafting. It's a good candidate for climates that are challenged for growing-degree-days (like southern England and northern Europe). The champion tree is the earliest bearing cultivar of all commercially available pawpaw trees. Fruits ripen between 2,483 and 2,845 standard growing degree days. They are large and tasty averaging about 230 grams. The seed-to-pulp ratio is good (about 8.3%). The skin is attractive and durable; it resists dark spots, bruising and other discoloration. The pulp is firm and golden-orange in color with a melon-orange flavor and pleasant lingering aftertaste. It's sweet with a subtle tartness that's been likened to pineapple or raspberry. The tree appears to be self-fertile.
$2.00 royalties fee per tree Sizes: S, M

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Kentucky Champion pawpaw tree
28 ft. Kentucky Champion
Kentucky Champion pawpaw tree in fall
Kentucky Champion
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Kentucky Champion pawpaw seed
The Seed
open Kentucky Champion pawpaw seed
Open Seed

Nyomi's Delicious - Original trees grown in Berea, Kentucky and is a local favorite of the neighborhood. Light yellow fruit with no after taste. Very heavy producer of 10 to 12 oz. pawpaw fruit that are 4 to 6 inches long. Hangs in cluster of 4's and 5's.
Sizes: S, M

250-30 - Bred by Jerry Lehman- Open pollinated seedling of KY-8-2. Won the biggest pawpaw contest in 2013, 680 gr. and placed third in the best pawpaw contest 2014. Great flavor and sweet   
Sizes: M / Field Grown /
Royalties apply

Tallahatchie™ –  Tallahatchie is distinctive because of its exquisite flavor. Pleasant aroma and sweet mellow flavor with floral notes and a very smooth texture. It has very few seeds – the ratio is less than Shenandoah. Tallahatchie tends to bear large clusters – impressive to see – though it may require thinning. Yields are medium-high. Ripens mid-season to late. In Maryland mid-to late September. Fruit averages 240 gm, (9 oz) with very few seeds (seed to fruit ratio is 5%) Container Grown / Royalties apply

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Summer Delight<br> pawpaw tree
Tallahatchie close up
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Tallahatchie cluster
Summer Delight<br> pawpaw fruitTallahatchie ripe cluster

delicious pawpaw from the Breeding work of Neal Peterson. large, sweet and delicious, Potomac fruit has a very high flesh to seed ratio.
Sizes: S, M, L
/ Field grown / Royalties apply

Wabash™- Very fleshy. seed Percent is low, Flavor sweet and rich. Texture medium firm, creamy, smooth. Flesh color yellow to orangish, Our Favorite
Sizes: S, M, L, XL / Royalties apply

Allegheny™ This very productive variety features large fruit with delicious, sweet, creamy-yellow flesh. appears to be the earliest ripening of the Peterson Pawpaw varieties. Sizes: S, M, L / Royalties apply

Shenandoah - Fruit with few seeds (approx. 7% by weight). Fruit has creamy yellow flesh. Ripens in September in Kentucky. Fruit size medium-large; averaging 150 g/fruit and 80 fruit per tree, S, M, L / Royalties apply - Spring only

Rappahannock - Ripens Mid-September in Kentucky. This fruit typically exhibits a yellowish color break at picking stage. This tree has an unusual leaf habit, where the leaf is held horizontal-to-upright, making the fruit more visible under the canopy of leaves, S, M, L / Royalties apply - Spring only

Susquehanna - Fruit has few seeds, very fleshy, medium yellow flesh; thickish skin; this variety is less fragile than most. Few seeds (approx. 4% by weight).  Ripens late September in Kentucky, S, M, L / Royalties apply

KSU Chappell™ HI 4-1 -  Avery vigorous grower, A 10-year-old tree produces in excess of 50 fruit per tree, very fruity with many tropical notes in the complex flavor profile that is delicious and very desirable to consume, we cannot say enough good things about this cultivar recently released by KSU and named 20th Sept. 2018. Sizes; Small and Medium / Said Royalties applies

KSU Benson™ (KSU 7-5 cultivar) This pawpaw variety is a high yielding, round, medium-sized fruit of the early season ripening variety. It has a unique mango, banana, pineapple-like flavor. This selection is unique in that it bears round fruit that are attractive and can also be packed easily, Sizes; Small and Medium / Said Royalties applies

KSU Atwood™- Developed at Kentucky State University’s pawpaw breeding program led by Professor Kirk Pomper, this early ripening variety is noted for its very high yields of 150 or more fruit per tree
Sizes: S, M -
 Royalties apply


There will be other pawpaw cultivars available in very limited quantities. If you would like to know more about these cultivars, please email or call. A short list of expected cultivars. A short list of expected limited cultivars include: Danae’s Creekside from Tyler Halvin, Davis, Mango, and Rebecca’s Gold. We anticipate small and medium sizes will be available. Container grown, royalties apply where applicable

Pawpaw trees of all sizes that are field grown will be offered in Spring. These are KSU Atwood, Halvin, Overleese, Potomac, &Wabash.

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