- Native to the eastern United States
- Fruits have sweet, custard-like flavor
- Small trees with tropical-looking leaves
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.