KSU-Chappell Pawpaw Tree is the latest introduction from Kentucky State University. We haven’t tasted the fruit yet but from what we have gathered it is a superb cultivar that strongly resembles Shenandoah Pawpaw tree. The only difference is that this is a faster-growing stronger tree! In fact, this is been called the most vigorous Pawpaw variety available.
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Latin Name: Asimina triloba
Site and Soil: Pawpaw likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Plant two varieties or a combination of seedlings and varieties for cross-pollination.
Hardiness: Tallahatchie Pawpaw is hardy to minus 20º F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 12-15 ft. in height
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: September-October
Yield: 30+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Pawpaw is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 5
Sunset Western Zone: 2-9, 14, 18-21
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34-41