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Kentucky Banana

Creekside Pawpaw 

  • Mild pawpaw aftertaste.

  • Grows well in UK.

  • Excellent flavour, wild pawpaw.

  • Early ripening.

Creekside Pawpaw Description

Creekside Asimina Triloba pawpaw is a and resilient tree originated in the wilds of Iowa, with medium-large fruit of high quality wild pawpaw flavour. Great, very sweet and smooth with very little after taste. 

Very sweet tropical flavour with aromatic aftertaste. Strong banana, mango and pineapple taste with slight vanilla butterscotch flavour.  A great pawpaw.

Recommended for ORGANIC GROWING

Pollination: A seedling pawpaw or any other grafted or seedling pawpaw tree will pollinate. For good pollination, plant trees 8-15 ft away from each other only. Pawpaws are not male and female, but rather have “male and female” flower parts on each flower. Every tree is capable of bearing fruit if pollinated well with pollen from another genetically different pawpaw tree. Hand pollination results in heaviest fruit set.

Resistant to: Pawpaws are generally remarkably disease and insect resistant. 

Ripening: Early Season 

Site requirements: Full sun location for best fruit production. Pawpaws will grow in shade but produce much less fruit. Pawpaws tolerate a range of soil types provided the planting location is well drained and there is heavy mulch and plenty of fertilizer and water. Protected locations, such as on the South, East or West side of a building is ideal on very windy sites.

Size at maturity: 15-20′ tall and wide, depending on location, care and pruning to reduce height. We recommend heading them at about 10″ and removing suckers, both of which keep the trees very manageable and small.

Creekside pawpaws (Asimina Triloba) are related to custard apples and cherimoya, in the sugar apple family, and yet they grow in the temperate zone, having moved north as Ice Age glaciers receded. Flavours of mango, melon, banana, raspberry and pineapple come from this creamy fruit. Like many fruits, if you don’t know what you’re doing and you let them get bruised, or you pick them under-ripe they won't taste very good! Other great pawpaw varieties include: Marshmallow, Honeydew, Princess, British Bulldog, Hillbilly, Caspian, Benson and Chappell.

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