NC 1 Paw Paw
Asimina triloba 'NC 1'
NC 1 is a new, early-ripening variety from Ontario, Canada. While the harvest is not as bountiful as other varieties, the quality of the fruit makes up for it! Large and flavorful, tasting strongly of banana with mango undertones and a refreshing melon aftertaste. Its high pulp-to-seed ratio and wonderfully dense flesh means more fruit on your spoon!
Great for cool region growers. 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. Requires approx. 500 chill hours and 2200 Growing Degree Days (GDD).
USDA Zone: 5-9
Grow Height: 10'- 15'
Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade in Hotter Climates
Ripening Time: September
Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer
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