What Paw Paw varieties are best for pacific northwest?
I'm buying a place with a bigger yard and would like to add some Paw Paw trees, but only if I have a chance to see fruit in my lifetime - I'm planning on living at least 10 more years, 30 if I can quit the potato chips.
My grandfather grew Paw Paws in the midwest. My climate is quite different, with cool summers and rainy wet winters. There is maybe 1 week of freezing per year.
Other fruits that do well here in my yard are apples, pears, cherries, grapes and figs. For some, I have to choose late-blooming varieties due to late spring frosts, and early ripening varieties due to cool summers.
One nursery offers the following varieties of Paw Paws: Mitchell, Mango, Sunflower, Taylor, Taytwo, Pennsylvania golden, and NC-1.
Anybody want to weigh-in on the best choices for my area? Will they bear fruit in my lifetime? Don't bother? I can probably afford 2 or 3 trees if I don't tell my "supervisor."