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Asimina triloba 'Sunflower' - Pawpaw, American Custard Apple, West Virginia Banana, Indiana Banana

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In Winter a delay in delivery may appear because of night temperature! The weight of the plant in kg corresponds with the capacity of the pot in liter.

For centuries, American Indians appreciate the ca. 300g weight, 10 cm long fruits of the Pawpaw (the name is derived from Papaya)with their green peel that ripen in autumn. It is the biggest fruit native to North America at all (Asimina triloba). The yellow- whitish pulp melts in the mouth and is very nutricious. It has a refreshing, exotic taste that cannot be compared to any of the Central European fruits but is similar to Sugar-Apple (Anona). In winter, the tree top is bald and tolerates even sharp frost of down to -20 °C. The slowly growing trees can grow to 4 - 6 m hight (half the size in a pot) and form an oblong- oval- shaped tree top. Its leaves are about 30 cm long, light green, thin and change colour to golden yellow in autumn. The maroon to crimson flowers usually appear previous to the new shoots in April/ Mai. Each flower has several ovaries, so that a pollinated flower can produce several fruits. The own pollen is not always good for pollination. It is therefor better to plant two genetically different trees of a grafted variety like ‘Overleese’. ‘Sunflower’ is reliably self-fertile variety. In their first years, Pawpaw trees need a half-shady place. As they grow older they will tolerate more sun. The soil should be constantly kept slightly humid. Due to the slow growth there is usually no need for pruning. Native to the East of the USA, Pawpaw Trees are very hardy plants and very suitable for containers. Pawpaw Trees are a real newcomer and, unfortunately, only a little number of it is being cultivated.

punkt_gruen.gif Varieties:
'Davis':
Fruit small. Flesh yellow, green skin. Seeds large. Flavor good. Ripe beginning of September
'Mitchell': Fruit medium. Flesh golden, slightly yellow skin. Flavor excellent. Ripe beginning of September
'Overleese': Fruit large. Fewer seed but large. Flesh yellow. Flavor excellent. Ripe beginning of October
'Prima 1216': Fruit medium. Flesh golden, yellowish skin. Few seeds. Flavor good. Purported to be self-fertile. Ripe beginning of October
'Prolific': Fruit large. Flesh yellow. Flavor excellent. Ripe end of October
'Sunflower': Fruit medium. Flesh golden, yellowish skin. Few seeds. Flavor good. Purported to be self-fertile. ripe Middle of September
'Taylor': Fruit small. Flesh yellow, green skin. Flavor mild, excellent. Ripe Middle of September
'Taytoo': Fruit medium. Flesh yellow, light green skin. Flavor excellent. Ripe beginning of October
'Wells':Fruit quite large. Flesh orange, green skin. Flavor superb. Ripe beginning of October
punkt_gruen.gif Quality: new fruit tree with high potential for Europaean gardens; very hardy; tasty & big & nutricious fruits
punkt_gruen.gif Use: planted in the garden; in pots from March/ April to November outside on balcony, terrace and in the garden; all year in an unheated greenhouse

Height4 - 5 m
FamilyAnnonaceae
OriginNorthern America
Flowering periodSpring
Color of flowersred
FruitsEdible Fruits
Fragrance-
GrowthTree
Locationeverywhere
winter temperaturehardy
Minimum temperature-20 °C
Hardiness Zones6

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