Chappell™ Pawpaw Tree

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Early Bearing & Fast Growing Chappell™ Pawpaw Tree!

  • Yellowish-Green Skinned Fruit
  • Mild Banana & Pineapple Flavor
  • Creamy Yellow Flesh
  • Fewer Seeds!
  • Reddish-Purple Blooms
  • Vigorous Tree
  • Faster & Stronger Variety
  • Very Nutritious
  • Delicious Fruit
  • Naturally Insect & Disease Resistant
  • Large Fruit
  • Native To North America
  • Requires Pollination

Do you want to be a leader or a follower? Take the lead and add a Chappell™ Pawpaw Tree (Asimina triloba 'KSU-Chappell') to your cart before they are sold out!

This unique variety is one of the fastest-growing Pawpaw trees was developed by Kentucky State University that will give you fruit that is yellowish-green in color and large in size - not to mention delicious!

The Chappell™ Pawpaw fruit has a mild banana flavor with hints of pineapple and honey sweetness. The flesh is like yellow custard and has floral notes as you spoon it out of the skin. It has fewer seeds than many varieties, great texture and beautifully large fruits, so there is more of the delicious flesh to enjoy!

Your Chappell™ Pawpaw has a bloom that looks more like its tropical relatives than the typical fruit tree. You will get flowers in the spring that are dark red to reddish-purple hanging from the branches and resembling a bell. They don't smell strong, but they do call beetles and other insects.

Unfortunately, they don't do a great job pollinating your tree so you’ll need to hand pollinate or try growing Pawpaw cultivar such as Allegheny® to increase cross-pollination chances and therefore increase fruit production! Visit our other varieties of Pawpaw to find one best suited for your needs!

Don't have room for a second tree? Try this high-density planting technique in our Garden Blog!

How to Use Chappell™ Pawpaw Tree In The Landscape

Handsome foliage and great fall color, these are temperate relatives of the tropical Soursop and Custard-Apple trees, but retains the exotic look for North American gardens!

The Chappell™ Pawpaw is one of the fastest-growing varieties which means you will not have to wait as long to enjoy its irresistible fruit. The trees are small, staying under twenty feet and are perfect for edible landscaping.

Dual-purpose ornamentals that also provide you and your family with privacy, curb appeal as well as healthy fruit! What's not to love about this tree?

Plant as a screening hedgerow, a modest-sized windbreak or shelterbelt for the wildlife, or as a wonderful shade tree over your patio and pool! The tropical flowers and foliage will add an exotic flair to any of these settings!

Enjoy the fruit while you enjoy the summer and fall foliage, and remember that these trees produce their own insecticides so you can enjoy looking at them and not spraying them.

#ProPlantTips For Care

Your Chappell™ Pawpaw will do well in the shade but needs full sun for its most prolific crops. If you are using this variety for landscaping, it thrives in partial shade, as well! New trees benefit from some shade, and all love a touch of afternoon shade in the hottest of its 5 through 9 growing zones.

Loving moisture access, these hardy natives can be partially drought-tolerant but do their best when given consistent watering. This variety will do well in most types of soil, but it does best in slightly acidic soil that has plenty of composted plant material.

Growing in most types of soil, Pawpaw prefers well-drained soil, favoring loam that is slightly acidic. Provide ample organic matter and fertility. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.

Thin the fruit in summer, and prune this tree when dormant to remove crossing branches, control the size and remove diseased limbs. You'll want to harvest your fruit as soon as it ripens to prevent damage to your limbs from the weight.

Don't worry about diseases or pests because Pawpaws produce natural pesticides that keep them under control.

Lead the way in your neighborhood! Be the first to enjoy these delicious and nutritious rare fruits! Put a Chappell™ Pawpaw Tree in your cart and choose one of our winning pollination partners to go with it. sells out of these unique trees quickly, so order yours today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Chappell™ Pawpaw Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Asimina triloba 'KSU-Chappell'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Moist Soil
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes