The pawpaw or “prairie banana” has a 4 – 6 inch long fruit that resembles a green potato, but with a rich banana/mango – like flavor. Demand for fruit exceeds supply. It is hard to believe a fruit with such a wonderful tropical-fruit flavor can grow in Iowa. When small, these trees are very fragile and need tender loving care. (including mulch and tree shelter) to get established. Two trees are needed for cross pollination. PawPaw Special Instructions
Pennsylvania Golden – Early ripening and very heavy bearing selection suited to the northern parts of the pawpaw growing range. May develop off-flavors when ripened in very hot weather.
We have printable instruction for growing pawpaws. We have potted pawpaws grafted to ‘Pennsylvania Golden’. We also have limited quantities as bare-rooted trees available for April shipping. Please call or email to check on availability of bare-rooted trees.
Available potted Sept., Available bare-rooted April only – call to check on availabity