All orders to California will be shipped bare root in accordance with state regulations.
The pawpaw is a deciduous, small, tropical-looking tree that grows in full sun or shade. Optimum fruit growth occurs in full sun. The fruit of the pawpaw tree looks like short, fat bananas. They have a fragrant aroma, custardy texture, and a tropical taste. Pawpaw has more than double the amount of Vitamin C compared to apples, peaches, and grapes.
The leaves turn yellow and begin to fall in mid-autumn and leaf out again in late spring after the tree has bloomed. Dormant, velvety, dark brown flower buds develop in the axils of the previous years' leaves. They produce maroon, upside-down flowers up to 2 inches across.
The pawpaw is the largest edible fruit native to America. Individual fruits weigh 5 to 16 ounces and are 3 to 6 inches in length. The larger sizes will appear plump, similar to the mango. The fruit usually has 10 to 14 seeds in two rows. The brownish to blackish seeds are shaped like lima beans, with a length of 1/2 to 1-1/2 inches. Pawpaw fruits often occur as clusters of up to nine individual fruits. The ripe fruit is soft and thin skinned.
Growth can be slow the first 2 years as the root system establishes itself.
- You are purchasing your choice of Paw Paw Tree – Potted: a one or two pack in One Gallon Trade pot or a single plant in 2 Gallon Pot
- These plants have strong root systems established
- Pyramidal in shape with dense, drooping foliage
- Attracts butterflies
- Native to North America
- Also called Indiana Banana, American custard apple, banango
- Can be shipped dormant
- Note: Images are of mature plants
- Family: Asimina triloba
- Mature Size: 15’ - 25’ tall and wide
- Soil: Deep, fertile, well-drained
- Soil pH: 5.5-7
- Hardiness Zone: 5-8
- Sun Exposure: Full sun
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Suggested Uses: Specimen
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