Paw Paw Tree

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Paw Paw Tree Description

Pawpaw Tree  

The Pawpaw Tree, known botanically as Asimina triloba, is a small, deciduous tree that yields fruit.

Native to 26 states in North America, this tree is a member of the Annonaceae or magnolia family. Pawpaw Trees grow up to 25 feet tall. The tree bears maroon-colored blossoms with six petals in spring. Pawpaw Tree leaves are shiny dark green and oval-shaped with pointy ends and can grow up to 12 inches long. In the fall, the Pawpaw Tree's foliage turns different shades of yellow. Pawpaw comes from the Algonquian Indian word for papaya, which means "enlarge, yet it also comes from the word "pawpaw," referring to the plant's resemblance to a monkey's paw. The Pawpaw Tree can grow between 15- 25 feet tall and 15 feet wide. As a garden landscape tree that will offer verdant green leaves and luscious fruit, the Pawpaw Tree is an exceptional choice.

Paw paw trees care and maintenance 

  The Pawpaw Tree prefers deep, rich loamy, moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. If the ground needs amending, you can add compost. The Pawpaw Tree can grow in full sun or partial shade, yet it thrives best in dappled sunlight. Pawpaw Trees are best started from dwarf rootstock since planting by seed takes years for the tree to grow. The seeds ripen between August and October. Pawpaw Tree fruit forms in March in warm weather regions and later in cooler ones. Pawpaw Tree fruits mature between September and January in colder climates, while in warmer ones, the fruit ripens between April and July. Pawpaw Trees require good irrigation yet must be planted in well-draining soil to prevent root rot and fungus. Protect your young Pawpaw Trees from too much sun exposure and wind. Younger trees prefer shadier conditions while mature ones enjoy full sun, especially in orchard environments.


Pawpaw Tree fruit is used as food, drink, and medicine. The fruit can be eaten raw, while the juice can be used to flavor foods and make a simple syrup or an alcoholic beverage known as "Pawpaw wine." The Pawpaw Tree fruit is described as a custard-like cross between a banana and mango. While Pawpaw tree fruit is edible, it is best not to eat the skin or seeds of this fruit.

Pawpaw Trees are now available at TN Nursery at low prices and fast shipping.

Reviews (4)

  • 5
    Paw-Paw tree

    Posted by Romero Julius on Jun 21, 2022

    Great products always from this company

  • 5
    Paw-Paw tree

    Posted by Liz Stotts on Jun 21, 2022

    I ordered these trees years ago from this company and I have been happy with watching their growth. Recommend this company

  • 5
    Paw-Paw tree

    Posted by Ken Abrams on Jun 21, 2022

    These trees are super healthy and mailed out in secured packaging

  • 5
    Paw-Paw tree

    Posted by Morris K on Jun 21, 2022

    I was happy to have one of these trees after all of these years. I was even more pleased with the healthy tree I received


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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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