PA Golden 3
Not offered due to low quality of fruit.
PA Golden 3 Description
A popular pawpaw for growing in the pawpaw’s most northern range. Early ripening but of lower quality. Much better texture and taste than a PA Golden 1. Many of the newer varieties are much more worthwhile growing. Fruits can get very large, up to 1 pound (average around 6-12 ounces).
Trees are productive and cold-hardy. A popular cultivar in places like Ontario, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Pollination: An Ultra-Select 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-Mid 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 are recommended.
Size at maturity: 15-20′ tall and wide, depending on location, care and pruning to reduce height. We recommend heading them at about 10′ tall and removing suckers, both of which keep the trees very manageable and small.