Rebecca’s Gold Paw Paw
Asimina triloba 'Rebecca's Gold'
An excellent variety, selected from Davis seed in 1974 by J. M. Riley, Rebecca's Gold produces large, very sweet and richly flavored fruit. The firm, smooth skin is easy to peel and yields a succulent flesh inside, making Rebecca's Gold a favorite for canning and eating fresh.
Paw paw trees grown in cooler locations will be on the shorter end of the height estimate; you can expect your tree to reach 10' in cool summer regions. Hand pollination will increase fruit set, alternatively, adding a small pile of decaying meat to the base of each tree just before blooms open will bring in the flies and beetles that pollinate these unusual trees. Shade from direct sun during first 2 summers - even mature trees may benefit from afternoon shade in hot climates. Also protect young trees from slug and snail damage.
Cold Hardy to USDA Zone: 5
Chill Hours Needed: Unverified; most paw paw require 100-400 hours
Mature Height: 10'-15'
Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade in Hot Climates
Ripening Time: Late/Fall
Pollination: Need Pollinizer
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