Asimina triloba 'Sunflower' - Pawpaw, American Custard Apple, West Virginia Banana, Indiana Banana
BESTSELLER (rank 1) - The self-fertile Indiana Banana 'Sunflower' makes the trend fruit suitable even for small gardens. The fruit will give you an unusual taste experience, because among our domestic fruit trees nothing comes close to this creamy, nutritious, sweet-tart fruit taste.
Being self-fertile, the variety 'Sunflower' among the Indiana Bananas (Pawpaw, Paupua, Papau) allows you to plant a single tree, as the flowers of this variety can pollinate each other. So you can count on a delicious harvest in any case. The shape of the fruits is very varied, ranging from egg-shaped to peanut-shaped to curved like a banana. The fruits are medium-sized, the flesh is golden, the skin greenish-yellow, the taste is intense. Fruits ripen between mid-September and mid-October.
General information on Pawpaw
For centuries, the Native Americans of North America have appreciated the approximately 300 g, 10 cm long, green-skinned fruit of the Pawpaw, also called Paupau, or Papau (Asimina triloba), that ripen in fall. It is considered the largest fruit native to North America. The yellowish-white flesh melts in the mouth and is very nutritious. It has a refreshing, exotic taste that cannot be compared to any of the Central European fruit but is similar to Custard Apple (Annona). The crowns, which are leafless in winter, tolerate severe frost to below -20°C. The very slowly growing trees (their growth has nothing in common with bananas!) reach a height of 4 to 6 m when planted out (half the size in a pot) and form oval crowns. Its leaves are about 30 cm long, light green, thin and turn golden yellow in fall. The maroon to purple flowers appear mostly before the new shoots in April/May. Since each flower has several ovaries, a pollinated flower can produce several fruits. However, since their own pollen is not always good for pollination, it is better to plant two genetically different plants of a grafted variety. 'Sunflower', however, is a reliably self-fertile variety. In the early years, Pawpaw trees require a partially shaded site. As they grow older, they will tolerate more sun. Since their leaves evaporate a lot of water, the soil should always be kept slightly moist. Due to their slow growth, there is usually no need for pruning. Native to the East of the USA, Pawpaw trees are very hardy plants and very suitable for containers. Pawpaw trees are real newcomers and so far only produced in small numbers.
Quality: new fruit tree with high potential for European gardens; very hardy; tasty & large & nutritious fruits
Use: planted in the garden; in pots from March/April to November outside on balcony, terrace and in the garden; all year in an unheated conservatory
- North America
- Flowering period
- Color of flowers
- Edible fruits
- winter temperature
- Minimum temperature
- -20 °C
- Hardiness Zones
- 4 - 5 m
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