What makes Tallahatchie® Pawpaw distinctive is its exquisite flavor. Ms. Jones of KSU insisted that you must include this variety when making pawpaw ice cream. It has very few seeds with a seed to fruit ratio less than Shenandoah. Tallahatchie tends to bear large clusters which are impressive to see. However, it may require some thinning.
The Tallahatchie® Pawpaw has pleasant aromas and a sweet mellow flavor with floral notes. It is also known for having a very smooth texture. Fruit ripens mid to late season. In Maryland that is is mid to late September. Fruit averages about 240 grams (9 oz) with a fruit to seed ratio of about 5% which is great for pawpaws.
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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