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Paw Paw Tree


Paw Paw Tree

Add something special to your landscape with this native tree that produces soft velvety fruit in the summer with a delicious banana custard flavor. Pawpaw was Thomas Jefferson's favorite fruit and he used it to make ice cream. The fruit is also excellent eaten fresh and for baking. The small pyramidal trees grow 15-30′ tall and have unique tropical foliage that turns golden yellow in the fall. Pawpaws are not self-fruitful. Plant 2 or more for pollination.
  • 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:

  • 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 :

  • 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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