FEWER SEEDS, MORE FRUIT
- This variety has fewer seeds, which means more fruit to enjoy and easier to eat
- Cold-hardier than other varieties and early ripening
- Sweet mango, banana flavor
- 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: 12-18' tall
- Mature Width: 12-18' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 12-18' apart
Why plant NC-1 Pawpaw Treeling?
Enjoy making desserts from fresh fruits, maybe even fruits from your own orchard? NC-1 Pawpaw has the perfect fruit to explore and create the best desserts you can offer! Producing a fruit with thin skin and few seeds makes NC-1 Pawpaw fruit ideal for adding to any delicious dessert. Pawpaw fruits bring the perfect banana-custard flavor to any dish, or fresh if you prefer. Even if you aren't adventurous in the kitchen and prefer to enjoy the addition to the landscape, NC-1 provides a great color show with its dark purple blooms in spring and bright golden-yellow leaves in fall.
The earliest accounts of Pawpaw Trees in North America date back to 1541. A Spanish traveler named Hernando De Soto was given pawpaw fruits from the Native Americans who were harvesting the trees by the Mississippi River. Pawpaw fruit was a main source of food for Native Americans and Settlers as they lived and traveled through the land; they mainly relied on foraging for food. They were especially beloved amongst Native Americans, most tribes having a month dedicated to the fruits in their calendar, referring to them as 'asimi'. During the Great Depression, they were nicknamed "poor man's banana". After World War II and the introduction of other fruits, pawpaw became harder to find. Mainly seen today in farmer's markets, you can now keep the tradition going and harvest these delicious treats in your own backyard!
How to use NC-1 Pawpaw Treeling in the landscape?
NC-1 Pawpaw trees grow well in partial shade. Make sure to plant this tree with another Pawpaw variety to pollinate with, in a location where you can see the seasons of beauty this tree has to offer. From the velvety burgundy flowers in spring, and the golden yellow fall show - this tropical tree will become the centerpiece of your garden.
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
How To Plant NC-1 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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