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AlleghenyTM Paw Paw Tree

Allegheny<sup>TM</sup> Paw Paw Tree


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Welcome to the world of the Allegheny Paw Paw Tree, a hidden gem in the world of fruit trees. If you're seeking an extraordinary addition to your garden or orchard, the Allegheny Paw Paw, scientifically known as Asimina triloba 'Allegheny,' offers a unique blend of history, flavor, and natural beauty.

Growing Information

Zone Compatibility: The Allegheny Paw Paw Tree is well-suited for USDA hardiness zones 5-10, making it adaptable to a wide range of climates, from cool temperate to subtropical.

Size: These paw paw trees are known for their moderate size, typically reaching a mature height of 12-15 feet. They feature a charming canopy of large, deep green leaves, creating a lush, tropical appearance.

Chill Hours: The Allegheny Paw Paw requires minimal chill hours, making it an excellent choice for regions with mild winters.

Planting: Choose a location with well-draining soil and partial shade for your Allegheny Paw Paw Tree. Proper spacing, typically 8-10 feet apart, allows for healthy growth and ample sunlight.

Pruning: While these trees have a naturally attractive shape, occasional pruning can help maintain form, encourage air circulation, and remove dead or overcrowded branches.

Watering: Adequate moisture is crucial, especially during the growing season. Consistent watering ensures healthy root development and fruit production, but be cautious not to overwater, as they prefer slightly moist soil.

Fruit Description:
The Allegheny Paw Paw boasts unique, custard-like fruits with flavors and textures that captivate the palate:

Flavor: The fruit offers an intriguing blend of tropical flavors, often described as a cross between banana, mango, and melon. It's sweet, aromatic, and utterly distinctive, making it a culinary treasure.

Texture: The flesh of the Allegheny Paw Paw is creamy and custard-like, with a buttery consistency that melts in your mouth. It's a true delicacy for those who appreciate unique and luscious fruit textures.

Color: The fruit matures to a pale green, sometimes with a hint of yellow, and may have speckles or patches. Its distinctive appearance makes it easy to spot when it's ready to harvest.

Harvest Time: Allegheny Paw Paw fruits are typically ready for picking in late summer to early fall. They should be harvested when they yield slightly to gentle pressure, indicating their ripeness and readiness to enjoy.

Pollination: The Allegheny Paw Paw is typically self-fertile, but fruit production can benefit from cross-pollination with another paw paw tree variety. Natural pollinators like flies and beetles are attracted to their unique flowers, aiding in the pollination process.

The Allegheny Paw Paw Tree invites you to explore the world of unique and exotic fruits. By cultivating this remarkable tree, you not only add a touch of natural beauty to your outdoor space but also become a steward of an unusual and delightful fruit heritage. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a culinary enthusiast, the Allegheny Paw Paw Tree promises a one-of-a-kind adventure that celebrates the wonders of nature's diversity in your very own backyard.

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