Asimina triloba Sunflower was found in the wild in Kansas by Milo Gibson in 1970. Sunflower is one of the largest fruited and most productive varieties there are and it is the latest ripening variety. Sunflower still fruits when all others are gone for the season so it is particularly nice for extending the season. The cultivar 'Sunflower' is noted for producing a high yield crop of large (8 to 16 ounce) sweet fruit in an extended season that lasts longer than most other pawpaws. One of our most popular and reliable varieties, Sunflower Pawpaw bears good crops of very large, sweet and delicious fruit. Pawpaws (Asimina triloba) are one of the most unique and delicious fruits that can be grown in the backyard orchard. Native to eastern North America. Sunflower won First Prize at the 2010 Ohio Pawpaw Festival.
Pawpaws feature long, tropical-looking foliage that turns a striking bright yellow in the fall. The largest native American fruit, Pawpaw was a significant part of the Indigenous Peoples North American diet and with our superior large-fruited varieties are enjoying new popularity. To obtain cross pollination you need more than one genetic strain. We recommend Asimina 'Atwood'.