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Pawpaw KSU Atwood®

The early, flavourful pawpaw

Pawpaw KSU Atwood®


Article number: 2194179


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Product information "Pawpaw KSU Atwood®"

The limiting factor for pawpaw in our climate is clearly the maturity, the length of the available vegetation period. We therefore strive to introduce new varieties that ripen earlier and also provide a rich harvest of excellent quality in Northern Germany. KSU Atwood yields medium to large fruits that are rather roundish, with yellow-orange flesh, a green peel and noticeably few seeds. More than other varieties, KSU Atwood is reminiscent of mango; it tastes very good, exotic and sweet. In our climate, it is ripe at the end of September, beginning of October. This makes growing pawpaw possible even in slightly elevated locations. We recommend using the relatively early variety Sunflower as a pollinator.
Maturity: Early, late September, beginning of October
Fruits: Medium to large, rather rounded; with 150 fruits per tree, still 120 g per fruit; with less yield, the fruits are larger, yellow-orange flesh, green skin, few seeds
Flavour: Strongly reminiscent of mango, very good and exotic tasting, sweet
Space requirement: 2 - 3 m high, 1 - 2 m wide
Pollination: Self-infertile, needs a pollinator like 'Prima' or 'Sunflower'
Growth: Very healthy, upright crown; the great fertility leads to rather small trees; bright yellow autumn colouring
Breeder: Kentucky State University

What does PawPaw taste like?
Like a melange of pineapple, mango and banana. Purely exotic. This flavour is fascinating! Who would have ever imagined that such a taste can grow in your garden?

When are PawPaw ripe?
PawPaw are ripe when dark spots form on the skin and when they yield slightly on the thumb. They can also be harvested earlier and then ripened together with other fruits (see spoon pear).

How are PawPaw eaten?
Cut longitudinally, remove the seeds, and cut out every bite with a spoon. Enjoy it!

How can PawPaw be stored?
Once it’s ripe, PawPaw can be stored for up to 2 weeks at 5°C. Ripe, frozen PawPaw can be enjoyed like ice cream. Processed PawPaw sorbet is one way to best ice cream treats ever.
  • Ripeness/Harvest Period September, October
  • Final height 2m to 3m
  • Final width 180cm to 2m
  • Available February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Fragrance slightly scented
  • Sweetness sweet
  • Use South- and West-facing walls, as a specimen plant
  • Hardiness hardy
  • Soil moist, moderately heavy, light, neutral, slightly acidic
  • Location partial shade
  • Flower Colour brown, purple/violet
  • Leaf Colour green
  • Lubera Selection This plant is an exclusive launch from Lubera. Lubera searches worldwide for new varieties and species that will make gardening more exciting and easier! We encounter new products again and again that we can exclusively bring to the market after intensive testing.

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Nov 14, 2018

Polination partner (Amy)

Is Campbelks No. 1 a suitable polination partner for this pawpaw?

Nov 20, 2018

Polination partner (Lubera)

Campbells no. 1 is a good polinator for KSU Atwood.

Apr 12, 2018

Paw Paw pot depth (Frank Jordan)

Hi there, Paw Paws have very deep tap roots - what is the depth of the pots for your seedlings? My understanding is a shallow pot will produce a substandard tree? Many thanks!


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