This superior and very productive variety bears abundant crops of attractive, early ripening, round fruit. This unique fruit features delectable flavors of mango, pineapple and banana.
Latin Name: Asimina triloba ‘Benson’ (Pawpaw)
Site and soil: Well-drained, moist soil. Prefers slightly acidic to neutral pH. Partial shade to full sun.
Hardiness: Survives down to -20°F.
Bearing Age: Typically starts bearing fruit in 4-6 years.
Size at Maturity: 15-25 feet in height.
Bloom Time: Early spring.
Ripening Time: Late summer to early fall.
Yield: Moderate to high.
Pests and Diseases: Generally resistant, but monitor for pawpaw-specific pests. Susceptible to fungal diseases.
USDA Zone: Zones 5-9.