Potomac

A sister variety to Susquehanna with even larger fruit. Originated from an orchard near the Potomac river. A favorite of John Popenoe

Key Features of the Potomac pawpaw:

  • Extremely fleshy. Percent seed ~ 4% by weight.
  • Flavor sweet and rich. Texture firm, melting, smooth. Flesh color medium yellow.
  • Fruit size typically 12+ oz. Medium productivity.
  • Strong apical dominance - ie, the tree grows very upright, is less spreading than most.
  • The overall fruit quality on this variety is impressive.
  • Dr. Pomper (KSU) insisted I release this.