Asimina triloba. This small deciduous tree is native to 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 or made into sauces, baked goods, ice cream, puddings and curds. Pawpaws have a very slow growth habit and grow naturally as an under story tree, usually not reaching over 35 feet. We grow them from seed for increased hardiness compared to grafted stock.
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5
Recommended Use: fresh eating, baking
Ripens: Late September
Pollination: Requires a pollinator - produce best planted in trios.
Height not including roots: 15-30cm