EARLY HARVESTING TROPICAL FRUIT
- A specialty variety of Neal Peterson
- Rich and sweet pawpaw fruit harvested earlier in fall than other varieties
- The fruit tastes like an almond custard
- In spring, dark red blossoms bloom, maturing into fruit by fall
- Large green leaves add a tropical appeal to your landscape before turning bright yellow in fall
- Pawpaw trees need a pollinating partner to produce fruit
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Mature Height: 20-30' tall
- Mature Width: 20-30' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 20-30' apart
Why plant Allegheny® Pawpaw Treeling?
The precocious pawpaw! Allegheny® Pawpaw is one of the earliest pawpaw trees to ripen, coming into peak picking season in the beginning of September and one of the most unique plants you could grow in your backyard. You'll feel like you're on a tropical vacation just stepping out into your garden! A flavorful fruit that smells just as good as they taste with a hint of citrus. The fruit may be smaller, but its productivity is more than abundant! This exquisite tree has a massive covering of large drooping leaves, so dense it feels like you're in the rainforest as you search for the clusters of fruit hidden within the branches. Pick one right off the tree this fall in your own family orchard!
"Way down yonder in the Pawpaw patch..." so goes the old folk song celebrating this beloved native plant, which has a long history in America. Pawpaw was valued in ancient times by Native Americans, and the delicious fruits later nourished European settlers and explorers like Lewis and Clark. Humans aren't the only ones who delight in this yummy fruit treat—wildlife love pawpaws, too. The foliage feeds the young of the dazzling white, black, and red zebra swallowtail butterfly. Pawpaw is the ONLY thing that zebra swallowtail caterpillars will eat, which is reason enough to grow this splendid tree.
How to use Allegheny® Pawpaw Treeling in the landscape?
Allegheny® is a specialty variety of Neal Peterson. Neal Peterson is a well-known Pawpaw breeder, and is revered as one of the top horticulturists for Asimina triloba. A Peterson variety of Pawpaw means its more reliable, tastier, and guaranteed superior quality.
Allegheny® Pawpaw is a highly productive Pawpaw variety that produces very flavorful fruit. The fruit produced from Allegheny® is the earliest ripening out of all Pawpaw varieties and produces one of the largest fruits. Before the growth of fruit, look for Pawpaw’s attractive flowers in mid-to late spring. These thick-textured, triangular, burgundy-colored blooms are primitive from a botanical standpoint. Exuding a very faint musky scent, they are meant to attract beetles and flies for pollination instead of bees. It isn’t clear whether or not a single Pawpaw Tree can pollinate itself, but planting two different trees will ensure cross-pollination, promoting optimum fruit set in fall.
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
How To Plant Allegheny® Pawpaw Treeling
Pawpaw’s home in the wild is at forest edges or in the woodland understory, and it appreciates similar conditions in the landscape. It is happiest in a site with rich, organic-laden, well-drained soil and a generous layer of mulch. It flourishes in the shade but will tolerate full sun if it is shaded for the first few years and if regular irrigation can be provided. This tree doesn’t like constantly soggy soil, but it doesn’t like to dry out, either.
How To Water
Pawpaws will appreciate regular water during its first few years in the ground and irrigation during long dry spells after it’s established.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
How To Prune
Suckers may appear around the tree—this is simply Pawpaw’s natural growth habit. You may pull or mow off the suckers to maintain the tree as a single-trunked specimen, or you may let them grow to allow a Pawpaw patch of your own to form.
How Does Shipping Work?
Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.
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