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MANGO PAWPAW

$45.99

Planting and Care Facts (pdf)Zone: 5-9APaw Paw Size Info

Size: 3 Gal., 2-4 Ft.

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Product Description

Mango Paw Paw – Low Chill Paw Paws!

Selected from the wild in Tifton, GA, by Major C. Collins in 1970. Mango paw paw is a vigorous growing pawpaw, trees can grow to 10 foot. Produces a good crop of large yellow fleshed fruit. Great candied banana flavor. Trees are grafted, usually start producing in 3-4 years. Fruit ripens late August through September. Plant with another variety of paw paw for pollination to get fruit. Zones 5-9a.    

Note: We’re so sorry… but due to agricultural restrictions we cannot ship any plants to international countries, or the states of California, Hawaii and Alaska. Also, no citrus trees can be shipped outside of the state of Florida.

Additional Information

Pot Size

3 Gal

Plant Height

3-5 Ft.

Planting Zone

5-9A

Pollinator

Required

Ripening Season

Late August through September

Pawpaw FruitChoosing the Right Pawpaw Variety…

Another rare find. The Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is one of this country’s most over-looked fruits. Native to most parts of the United States, the Pawpaw thrives with little or no care. It is a small (12-20 feet tall), deciduous tree with a pyramidal shape. The fruit is 4 to 5 inches long with a custard smooth, white to apricot flesh. Delicious and complex banana-like flavor is awesome. The fruit is usually eaten fresh, but may also be used for making custard pies and preserves.

POLLINATION

Pawpaw pollination is worth knowing something about. Now these are truly strange trees. Two trees are needed for cross-pollination. Their favorite pollinator is the green bottle fly. Some growers have gone to great lengths to attract this shy creature. One noteworthy method is to place rotten hamburger in buckets around the tree for a few weeks before bloom to build up the fly colony. Whew! Must be a better way! (We also hand pollinate using small brushes to transfer pollen between trees).

Landscaping with Pawpaw Trees…..

Pawpaw trees are an under story tree with a neat pyramidal shape (to 20 feet tall) and tawnygold fall leaf color. So add them as a lower layer in your edible forest of chestnut, mulberry and pecan. Spot them in clearings in your woods, where they’ll get some shade when young. They are small, so you can fit them into a restricted area along a fence or tree-line. Or add them to your butterfly garden—they are a host plant of the fabulous Zebra Swallowtail. 

LANDSCAPING WITH PAWPAW TREES Open Me)

Landscaping with Pawpaw Trees…..

LEARN WHERE AND HOW TO PLANT YOUR PAWPAW TREES (Open Me)

SITE SELECTION AND CORRECT SPACING FOR PAWPAW TREES

Pawpaws prefer acidic soil with good organic content. Avoid heavy, wet, clay or alkaline soils. Young trees require partial shade, so choose a place with filtered sun or with shade from the west. You can also put plants under shade cloth for the first two years, after which they actually prefer full sun. Plant 15-20 feet apart for best results—these will be small trees that need to be close to one another to fruit successfully.

GETTING THE SOIL RIGHT AND PLANTING PAWPAW TREES

Pawpaws prefer slightly acid soil (pH 4.2-5.5) with good organic matter content. If you are in doubt about the acidity of your soil, take a sample to the Cooperative Extension Agent in your county for a soil test. Dig a planting hole approximately three times the width of the pot and at the same depth as the root ball. Set that soil aside and mix it 50/50 with peat moss or rotted pine bark. Remove the plant from the pot and place in the planting hole. Pawpaws have a deep tap root and are difficult to transplant—use care in handling your new plant to keep the root ball intact. To avoid burying too deep, make sure plant is positioned with the top most roots at the soil line. Fill the planting hole with the mix of soil and organic matter; gently tamp it in. Water thoroughly to settle the roots and eliminate air pockets. Do NOT put fertilizer in the planting hole. Only apply fertilizer if it is the correct time of year (see Fertilization section below). If desired, construct a water basin around the base of the tree approximately 36 inches in diameter. Mulch in spring and summer with approximately 4-6 inches of acidic mulch (pine bark or leaves). Pull mulch a couple of inches away from the trunk for good air circulation.

LEARN HOW TO FERTILIZE AND WATER YOUR PAWPAW TREES (Open Me)

FERTILIZING PAWPAW TREES

The type of fertilizer you choose may be chemical or organic. Make sure that the fertilizer contains iron, zinc, manganese, magnesium, molybdenum, copper and boron. These minor elements are very important to plants and most soils are low in these elements. Application rates vary according to age of plant.

See chart below.

FERTILIZING PAWPAW TREES
10-10-10 or 10-0-10 with minerals

1 cup per each year of trees life

-Max out at 9 cups on Mature Trees

Espoma Citrus Tone

(Organic)

 

6 cups for 1 year old

10 cups for 2 year old (4-6ft)

18 cups for 7-9ft tree

24 cups for tree over 9ft

Spread the fertilizer evenly under the entire canopy of the plant avoiding a 5-inch area around the trunk. Water or rake in. For Zones 9-10, fertilize 3 times each year in late February, late May and late July/early August. For plants further north (Zones 7-8b), fertilize in March or after bud break. Never fertilize after August (June in Zones 7-8b) as this will promote new growth late in the year which will be subject to freeze damage.

WATERING PAWPAW TREES

The first year is a critical time for the establishment of a new pawpaw. Water thoroughly twice a week on light soils and once a week on clay soils. Soak the entire root system deeply – this usually takes 40-50 minutes. Pawpaws should receive at least 1 inch of water each week for best growth and fruit production. Water regularly, especially during dry periods. Fruit may drop prematurely if insufficiently irrigated during dry spells. Growth will be fastest in moist, but well drained, conditions.

LEARN HOW TO PRUNE YOUR PAWPAWS (Open Me)

PRUNING PAWPAW TREES

Pawpaws have few pests and diseases. Occasional pruning is necessary to open the center of the tree for greater light and air penetration. Remove crossing, dead or damaged branches as needed. In adult trees, periodic pruning to stimulate new growth is done to enhance fruit production, because fruit is produced on the previous season’s growth.

LEARN HOW TO HARVEST YOUR PAWPAW TREES (Open Me)

HARVESTING PAWPAW FRUIT 

The ripe fruit is soft and thin-skinned with a sweet fragrance. It should yield easily to a gentle squeeze and the green skin has usually lightened in tone. The fruit may develop blackish splotches, but these do not affect flavor or edibility. Pawpaws ripen in August-September. 

LEARN HOW TO CONTROL INSECTS AND DISEASE ON YOUR PAWPAW TREES (Open Me)

Always remember that good disease resistance begins with the health of the plant. Plants stressed from lack of water, not enough sun or being under fed are more susceptible to disease and insects.  Maintaining good sanitation practices in the orchard is most important. The removal of diseased and dead wood, and picking up fallen or rotting fruit off the trees as it occurs, will go a long way in keeping disease and insects at a minimum. Spray at first sign of an issue, rather than waiting until the problem is out of hand will go a long way to keeping your plants healthy and fruiting properly.