Paw Paw Tree (Asimina triloba)

Paw Paw Tree

$89.95

What is Paw Paw Tree

The dynamic, unique, and undeniably sweet flavors of this best-kept secret will astound you as soon as you take your first bite. Often described as bearing the taste of a banana cream pie, the Paw Paw has overtones of vanilla custard and banana with a hint of citrus.

And the best part is…the Paw Paw Tree is a native tree, so it’s super easy to grow. For starters, its cold hardy, handling temperatures down to -10 degrees. Plus, it’s pest, disease and deer resistant, bringing a tropical feel to any garden without effort.

A short shelf-life makes the Paw Paw sell at grocery stores and markets, but that’s no problem for you…you’ll have this delectable fruit right at home. And it’s especially effortless because we’ve planted, grown and nurtured each Paw Paw for success before shipping to your door.

So, though you need to purchase two to get fruit, the process couldn’t be simpler. Our plant experts on-staff are here to help every step of the way, from placing your order to incorporating this one-of-a-kind tree in your landscape.

Reap the rewards of our hard work at the nursery…and get your own Paw Paw Tree today. Don’t miss your chance to grow your own Paw Paws!

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How to Grow and Care for Paw Paw Tree

Paw Paw Tree (Asimina triloba) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 5-8 outdoors
Harvest time October

Planting

Your tree prefers a partial sun location and needs no more than 4 or 5 hours of sunlight a day. Rich, deep, and well-draining soil are ideal conditions from planting new Paw Paws.

Dig a hole that’s just as deep as the root ball, and three times as wide. Place your tree in the hole and make sure that it’s level with the surrounding ground and standing straight upwards a 90-degree angle. Backfill your hole and gently tamp the soil down to prevent air pockets from forming.

Once the planting process is complete, give your tree a long drink of water and mulch around the tree to conserve soil moisture.

Watering

Water when soil is dry at least 1 to 2 inches deep. Avoid letting the soil completely dry out.

Fertilizing

For optimal growth and fruit production, fertilize twice each year with a well-balanced fertilizer such as a 20-10-10.

Pruning

The best time to prune is late winter or early spring. Simply prune for shaping and remove any dead or damaged branches.

Harvesting

The Paw Paw will be ready to eat when it pulls off easily from the tree.

Paw Paw Tree (Asimina triloba) Details

Common name Paw Paw Tree
Botanical name Asimina triloba
Plant type Fruit Trees, Bushes
Hardiness zone 5-8 outdoors
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time October
Height 15-25 ft.
Width 15-25 ft.