LARGE DELICIOUS HARVEST AND FALL COLOR
- A speciality variety of Neal Peterson
- One of the largest-fruiting varieties
- Tropical green leaves change yellow for fall color
- Red-purple flowers bloom in spring, maturing into fruit by fall
- Sweet, candied custard tasting fruit
- 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 Potomac® Pawpaw Treeling?
Gorgeously unique and deliciously sweet! That perfectly describes Potomac® Pawpaw trees, as its above-average fruit is rich in flavor! Don’t let this tropical tree confuse you; it is more vigorous than you think and cold-hardy; ready to give you a bountiful harvest in the fall and a summer vacation feel all year round! An absolute must-have cultivar as you can’t find these fruits in store! Plant one today and share a bountiful harvest with all of your loved ones this year!
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 Potomac® Pawpaw Treeling in the landscape?
Potomac 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.
A variety with fewer seeds, Potomac will have more fruit in their harvest. Giving you plenty to enjoy and more to share! A perfect variety for the avid baker or canner, as the skin can peel right off, and with fewer seeds, there is less fuss for cooking prep! Make sure to plant 20-30 feet apart from another pollinating Pawpaw and in viewing sight, as these trees have seasons of beauty!
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
How To Plant Potomac® 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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