Excellent flavour and texture
Grows well in UK
Very Late Ripening (issue in cooler years and Northern aeas)
Prima 1216 Pawpaw Description
Extra-large, excellent quality, self-fertile paw paw strain so they only need one tree to make fruit. Very late ripening so fruit may not ripen in cooler summers or in northern areas.
Creamy, strongly aromatic pulp. The taste is reminiscent of mango, apricot, pineapple, banana and vanilla. Paw Paw is a fruit that tastes so inimitably good that it definitely deserves a place in the top ten of the world's best fruit varieties.
The variety Prima forms oval-thick fruits. At maturity, they are soft (finger pressure) and are usually also slightly yellowish. Just cut the fruits and spoon them out.
If you only have room for one tree and live in the south of the UK, this tree is a good choice for being self fertile (you may need to hand pollinate). It does ripen late, so in cooler summers it may not fully ripen. If you have room for two trees you may be better off with two earlier varieties or a Prima 1216 with an earlier variety.