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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 $25.00 /
Medium 2 to 3 feet tall $35.00 /
Large 3 to 5 feet tall $45.00
Field and Container grown. Please specify which you had rather have.

Sold OutTropical 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

Sold OutMaria'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. Sizes: S, M

Sold OutHalvin - 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 and was approximately 40 feet tall. 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: S, M, L

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 to 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 S, 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

Sold Out275-56 - A cross of prolific X Sam Norris-15. Average large size, true pawpaw flavor has won awards in Pawpaw Contest. Bred by Jerry Lehman. $2.00 royalties fee per tree. Sizes: S, M

Davis - Selected from the wild in MI by Corwin Davis in 1959. Introduced in 1961 from Bellevue, MI. Medium sized fruit, up to 5 inches long; green skin; yellow flesh; large seed; ripens 1st week of September in Kentucky; keeps well in cold storage. Sizes: S, M

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
in Fall
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.
Field Grown. Sizes: Medium Available

Overleese - Selected from Overleese seed by John Gordon, Amherst, NY in 1982. Large fruit; rounded shape; green skin; yellow flesh; few seeds. Matures in mid-September in KY.
Field Grown. Sizes Medium available

Other Pawpaw Cultivars - There will be other pawpaw cultivars in so few numbers that is not worthy of advertising. If you have a question or an interest in some of these cultivars, please email or call 606-965-2228.
These cultivars are Sunflower, NC-1, Mango, Rebecca's Gold and others. Container Grown / and Field Grown larger trees. .

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