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Pawpaw Tree

Pawpaw Tree

Grow a conversation piece in your backyard. Native to the eastern United States and Canada, the cold-hardy Pawpaw Tree produces unique fruit with a soft, creamy texture and wonderful banana custard-like flavor. Because the fruits don't ship or hold well after ripening, they're seldom found in grocery stores. The best way to get them is to grow your own! The 3- to 5-inch, aromatic fruits ripen in late August to early September and are excellent for eating fresh or made into ice cream or other recipes. The tree, too, will impress. Growing 15-30 ft. tall with a pyramidal shape, the Pawpaw Tree's light green, large, tropical-looking leaves are sure to stand out. Zones 5-9.
  • Hardiness Zones 5-9
  • Light Required Full Sun
  • Spread 30 - 40 feet
  • Height 15 - 20 feet

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Product Details

  • Botanical Name :

    Asimina triloba
  • Zones:

    5-9
  • Colors :

    Light green fruit with cream colored flesh.
  • Light Required :

    Full Sun
  • Spread :

    30 - 40 feet
  • Offer Size :

    18-24 In. Bareroot
  • Form :

    Tree, Shrub, Fruit Tree, Native Tree
  • Height :

    15 - 20 feet
  • Spacing :

    30 - 40 feet
  • Foliage :

    Large, green leaves.
  • Flower Form :

    Tulip-shaped; fragrant.
  • Blooms :

    Late Summer, All Summer, Fall
  • Fruit :

    Greenish-yellow, almost black when ripe.
  • Growth Rate :

    Slow
  • Pollinator :

    Plant 2-3 plants to ensure pollination. Pawpaw trees are not self fertile. Pollen must be transferred to the female flowers of a different Pawpaw tree. The more trees that are planted in a grouping the better pollination, resulting in better fruit product
  • Pruning :

    You can prune them back to about a 3 feet high and they will then throw several new branches from below the cut. Each branch will bear fruit and, provided that you fertilize the tree well, the fruit will be of a good size. You can repeat the pruning on each of the branches once they again become too tall to harvest easily.

Shipping Information

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

Most Dormant Bareroot & Potted Perennials
Zones First Ship Date Last Ship Date
3A-4B 5/1/2023 6/2/2023
5A 4/10/2023 6/2/2023
5B 3/27/2023 6/2/2023
6A 3/13/2023 6/2/2023
6B 2/27/2023 6/2/2023
7A 2/23/2023 6/2/2023
7B 2/20/2023 6/2/2023
8A 2/16/2023 5/13/2023
8B 2/13/2023 5/13/2023
9A-10B 2/6/2023 5/12/2023

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