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Pawpaw Tree

Fresh Banana Custard Flavor!

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Pawpaw Tree

Fresh Banana Custard Flavor!

  • 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.
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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.

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
ZONE Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs
1A-4A 5/1/23 - 6/2/23
4B 5/1/23 - 6/2/23
5A 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
5B 3/27/23 - 6/2/23
6A 3/13/23 - 6/2/23
6B 2/27/23 - 6/2/23
7A 2/23/23 - 6/2/23
7B 2/20/23 - 6/2/23
8A 2/16/23 - 5/12/23
8B 2/13/23 - 5/12/23
9A & B 2/6/23 - 5/12/23
10A & B 2/6/23 - 5/12/23
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 5/29/23
8A-10B: 5/8/23

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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Product Details

Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Asimina triloba
  • Height: 15 - 30 feet.
  • Spacing: 15 - 20 feet.
  • Spread:15 - 25 feet.
  • Light Required:Full Sun
  • 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
  • Color: Light green fruit with cream colored flesh.
  • Size: 18-24 In. Bareroot
  • Blooms: Late Summer, All Summer, Fall
  • Fruit: Greenish-yellow, almost black when ripe.
  • Zone: 5-9
  • Form: Tree, Shrub, Fruit Tree, Native Tree
  • Flower Form: Tulip-shaped; fragrant.
  • Soil Requirements: Rich, moist, well-drained, organic, slightly acidic soil. pH of 5.5 - 7.0.
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • 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.
  • Foliage: Large, green leaves.

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