Asimina triloba, aka the Paw Paw tree. This small deciduous tree is native to Eastern United States and Canada. It produces very unique fruit that has a distinct tropical banana flavour and custard like texture. As it oxidises fairly quickly once cut open, it is best eaten fresh once fully ripe (a real treat) or made into sauces, baked goods, ice cream, puddings and curds. Paw Paws have a very slow growth habit, and grow as an under story tree, usually not reaching over 35 feet. We grow them from seed for increased hardiness compared to grafted stock.
Height including pot: 15-20 cm; one year seedlings in Ellepots (fabric 'pots' that air prune roots to create healthier plant for transplanting)
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5
Recommended Use: fresh eating, baking
Ripens: Late September
Pollination: Requires a pollinator
Bare Root will ship or be available for pick up in April and May of 2020.
Potted trees are available now, but for pick up at the nursery only.