Pawpaw Susquehanna

Susquehanna (TM) Pawpaw

Asimina triloba

Susquehanna is the largest and latest ripening of Neal Peterson's fabulous introductions. Neal's life's work has improved the pawpaw to a new level. Fruits are large, sometimes over a pound. Flesh is plentiful, seeds are few. They are richly flavored and delicious. Plant Patient #15900 was awarded this fine variety. Space 14' circle Zone 5-8

Susquehanna is without a doubt my personal favorite" -- Neal Peterson, "if I had to choose one." Outstanding for combining very large size with rich pawpaw flavor, great sweetness, exceptional fleshiness, and firm buttery texture, this particular variety makes an especially beautiful ornamental tree in the home landscape. This tree originated as a seedling from the collection of the Blandy Experimental Farm. It has the largest fruit of our three varieties, sometimes weighing over a pound. With a firm texture similar to avocado and a thickish skin, Susquehanna is less fragile than most. It has the fewest seeds of any variety (3% by weight). Moderate to good yields. Responds well to pruning.

Key Features of the Susquehanna pawpaw:

Very fleshy - only 3% seed
Very sweet, rich flavor
Firm, buttery texture
Fruit size very large
Moderate yields
Responds well to pruning

Trademarked by Peterson Pawpaws.

Plant Characteristics
Pest ResistanceExcellent
Disease ResistanceExcellent
Drought ToleranceGood
Heat ToleranceVery Good
Humidity ToleranceExcellent
Sun ToleranceVery Good
Wet Soil ToleranceGood
Shade ToleranceVery Good
No SprayExcellent
Salt ToleranceFair
Fresh for KidsVery Good
Deer ResistanceFair
ThornsNo
Plant TypeTree
Soil TypeAdaptable
Edible TypeFruit
Self FertileNo
This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge, comments/opinions are always welcome
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