Sunflower Paw Paw
Asmina triloba 'Sunflower'
One of the only partially self-fertile paw paw varieties! A well-known and exceptionally hardy northern selection from Kansas with large, flavorful fruit tasting of mango, apricot, pineapple, banana and vanilla. Ripens later than most varieties. A welcome reminder of the tropical taste of summer as the weather begins to cool. Grab your spoon!
Since this is a late-ripening variety, it is better suited to locations with a long, warm growing season. Hand pollination will increase fruit set; 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. Protect young trees 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. Needs 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: October
Pollination: Partially Self-Fertile; better yield with another variety
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