Rappahannock is a superior tree for picking fruit from. The fruit is easier to spot
among the foliage, because of the horizontal habit of the leaves, and because its fruits typically change to
a yellowish-green when they are ready to pick. These are large, beautiful, well-shaped and symmetrical fruits,
whether borne singly or in clusters. The flavor is superior as well, very sweet and refreshing.
This tree originated as a seedling from a tree in the Blandy Experimental Farm collection.
Rappahannock has large fruit (though somewhat smaller the two varieties) with a firm flesh and
few seeds (6% by weight). Very vigorous with good yields.
Key Features of the Rappahannock pawpaw:
- Firm flesh
- Good yields
- Fleshy - only 3% seed
- Sweet refreshing flavor
- More regular & uniform shape
- Earlier harvest (some color break plus horizantally held leaves)
Click on the thumbnails to see full size pictures of each variety of fruit and sapling.