KSU Atwood Paw Paw Tree


x1 Farm-grown Paw Paw Tree KSU Atwood

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KSU Atwood is one of three varieties released by Kentucky State University. KSU Atwood ripens mid season and is prized for its heavy fruit set- upwards of 150 flavorful fruits!

Kentucky State University has the only full time paw paw research program in the world. As of 2024, they have released three of the best varieties on the market- easily rivaling the Peterson Varieties. The program is ran by Dr. Kirk Pomper. Together with Sheri Crabtree, the program is focused on improving propagation methods, developing new orchard management standards and breeding new and better paw paw varieties.

Shop all of Kentucky State University paw paw varieties- KSU Atwood, KSU Benson, KSU Chappell

Pawpaws (Asimina triloba) are native to the eastern half of North America. They grow as far north as Michigan and Ontario and as far south as southern Florida. They are adaptable and can be found growing outside of their native range in places like the west coast of North America as well as parts of Europe. Although they are native to a temperate climate, they are the only member of their plant family (Annonaceae) that are cold hardy. As it’s relatives are all tropical, the pawpaw brings a taste of the tropics to the more northern latitudes.

The tree looks like a tropical plant which makes it a beautiful specimen for the back yard landscape and the fruit has a tropical flavor as well. With hints of banana, pineapple and mango with the texture of a ripe avocado. Pawpaw fruit isn’t just delicious, it is highly nutritious as well, being high in protein, vitamins and minerals. The fruit of named varieties can weigh up to a pound and be 6 or more inches long. For a tree, pawpaw is small. The tree will slowly reach a mature size of 20’x20’ which makes it a great addition to any back yard space. Pawpaw is suitable for even the most inexperienced growers as it is highly pest and disease resistant when planted in its native range.


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We can ship to over 20 different states in the United States! We currently ship to most eastern states along with others throughout the Midwest marked in green. We are currently working to provide shipping to other states as well!