Get the latest deals from Gurney's Seed & Nursery!

Preview exciting new products, learn about special sale events and lots more. Sign up to start receiving Gurney's Seed & Nursery e-mail updates.

Shopping Cart

0
FREE $25
off any order of $50
or more today!


Fresh Banana Custard Flavor!

Growing 15-30 ft. tall, pawpaws make attractive specimen trees with a pyramidal shape and big, tropical-looking leaves that put on a spectacular golden show in the fall. The 3- to 5-in. fruits will darken in the late summer—that's when the luscious flavor is at its peak! Zones 5-9.
  • Zone 5 - 9 (-10° F.).
  • Height 15 - 30 feet.
  • Light Required Full sun.

This item ships in Spring



For each offer ordered, get 1 Bareroot

Plants are not available in AE AK GU HI PR
  • Product Details
  • Shipping
  • Ratings & Reviews

Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Asimina triloba; Family: Annonaceae (Custard Apple Family)
  • Height: 15 - 30 feet.
  • Spacing: 15 - 20 feet.
  • Depth: Plant at the same depth it is in the pot.
  • Spread: 15 - 25 feet.
  • Sun/Shade: 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 produ
  • Color: Purple flowers.
  • Foliage: Deep green, drooping, oval leaves, 4 x 12 inches.
  • Blooms: Spring.
  • Fruit: Greenish-yellow, almost black when ripe.
  • Form: Small deciduous tree, rounded.
  • Flower Form: Tulip-shaped; fragrant.
  • Soil Requirements: Rich, moist, well-drained, organic, slightly acidic soil. pH of 5.5 - 7.0.
  • Growth Rate: Medium to fast growth rate. Approximately 2 feet per year.
  • Pruning: you can prune them back to about a metre 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.
  • Comments: Tree is shipped as a #1 plant, 6" - 18" of top growth (growth above the root system). Fruit is 3 - 5 inches with 3 - 7 per cluster. Fruit is soft and yellow. It has a custard-like pulp and banana-like taste. Can be potted. Fruit is high in unsaturated fats, proteins, carbohydrates, and amino acids. Pest and disease free. Foliage turns yellow in the Fall. Lives up to 80 years. Unable to ship to AE, AK, GU, HI, PR.

Gardeners who bought this also bought...