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Pawpaw Tree

Fresh Banana Custard Flavor!
  • SKU: 70114
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Pawpaw Tree

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.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

Product Details
  • FormSmall deciduous tree, rounded.
  • LightFull sun.
  • Height15 - 30 feet.
  • Spread15 - 25 feet.
  • Spacing15 - 20 feet.
  • Zones5 - 9 (-10° F.).
  • FoliageDeep green, drooping, oval leaves, 4 x 12 inches.
  • Flower FormTulip-shaped; fragrant.
  • ColorPurple flowers.
  • BloomsSpring.
  • FruitGreenish-yellow, almost black when ripe.
  • Soil RequirementsRich, moist, well-drained, organic, slightly acidic soil. pH of 5.5 - 7.0.
  • Growth RateMedium to fast growth rate. Approximately 2 feet per year.
  • PruningYou 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.
  • PollinatorPlant 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
  • CommentsGrowing 15-30 feet 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 3-5 inch fruits will darken in late summer-thats when the luscious flavor is at its peak! Uncommon despite its native status, ripe pawpaws have a short shelf life, making them difficult to sell.
  • Botanical NameAsimina triloba; Family: Annonaceae (Custard Apple Family)
  • DepthPlant at the same depth it is in the pot. Bareroot - plant so roots are below soil level.
Shipping Schedule

Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

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.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Fruits
1A-4B 9/23 - 11/1
5A & 5B 9/23 - 11/1
6A & 6B 9/23 - 11/1
7A & 7B 9/23 - 11/1
8A & 8B 9/23 - 11/1
9A-10B 9/23 - 11/1
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

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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