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Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is a North American native, cherished for its creamy, custard-like fruits. This tree offers not only a unique taste experience but also a canopy of broad leaves, perfect for shade and beauty. Its deep roots and adaptability make it a landscape favorite.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 5-9
Soil pH: 5.5-7.0
Soil Type: Well-drained, fertile
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: 400-1000 hours

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 10-15′ tall, 15-20′ wide
Plant Spacing: 8-15′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Rootstock: From Seed

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Cross-pollination required
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (flies, beetles)
Bloom Time: April-May
Flower Color: Purple-brown

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit Size: 3-6″
Fruit Flavor: Sweet, custard-like
Fruit Color and Appearance Green, oblong
Harvest Time: September-October
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in a cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 5-7

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Foliage Color: Dark green
Fall Color: Yellow-orange
Lifespan: 15-30 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Native to the Eastern United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No