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
Regulus —Regulus may be the best pawpaw in existence: it has larger fruit than Susquehanna, up to 23 ¾ oz., and is about 3 times more productive than Shenandoah. It also has excellent fruit quality and flavor. This variety was developed at Red Fern Farm.
We have potted pawpaws grafted to ‘Regulus’. 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 April-Sept.,
Available bare-rooted April only – call to check on availabity