The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) Cultivars: Extinct and Rediscovered

 

Table 1: List of extinct and rediscovered Pawpaw cultivars (35 varieties)

Cultivar Name Distribution Year of origin Last record Status
Arkansas Beauty   1900 ? Extinct
Betty Wirt   1960 ? Extinct
Buckman   1930 ? Extinct
Cheatwood   1900 ? Extinct
Cheely   1900 ? Extinct
Cox Favorite   1900 ? Extinct
Early Best   1900 ? Extinct
Early Cluster   1900 ? Extinct
Endicott   1900 ? Extinct
Fairchild   1925 ? Extinct
Gable   1940 ? Extinct
Hahn   1900 ? Extinct
Hengst   1938 ? Extinct
Holtwood   1938 ? Extinct
Hope's August   1900 ? Extinct
Hope's September   1900 ? Extinct
Jumbo   1940 ? Extinct
Kercheval   1960 ? Extinct
Ketter   1900 ? Extinct
Lawvere   1960 ? Extinct
Long John   1930 ? Extinct
Martin   1900 ? Extinct
Mudge   1960 ? Extinct
Osbourne   1930 ? Extinct
Oswald   1900 ? Extinct
Potter   1900 ? Extinct
Propst Early   1900 ? Extinct
Rees   1900 ? Extinct
Roach   1900 ? Extinct
Schriber   1930 ? Extinct
Scott   1900 ? Extinct
Shannondale   1930 ? Extinct
Taylor   1930 ? Extinct
Tiedke   1930 ? Extinct
Uncle Tom   1896 ? Extinct

 

Source: https://www.growables.org/information/TropicalFruit/Pawpaw35ExtinctNealPeterson.htm

 

The following book may include further pawpaws to add to this list: Moore, Andrew. (2015). Pawpaw: In Search of America’s Forgotten Fruit. White River Junction, Vermont: Chelsea Green Publishing. Especially tantalising is the chapter entitled, 'Hunting the Lost Ketter Fruit'. If you have this book and can shed any light on any relevant content please contact us.