Bareroot sales are done for spring but potted plants are still available at the nursery!

Pawpaw Seedling
Pawpaw Seedling
Pawpaw Seedling
Pawpaw Seedling
Pawpaw Seedling
Pawpaw Seedling
Pawpaw Seedling

Pawpaw Seedling

Regular price
Sold out
Sale price
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Species: Asimina triloba

History: Native to southern Ontario where it is considered a vulnerable species and the central United States, it is believed the range of these trees has shrunk with the extinction of megafauna that likely dispersed the seeds. These oddly tropical fruits have been cultivated by indigenous peoples and European colonizers alike, it is rumoured chilled pawpaw was George Washington's favourite dessert and Thomas Jefferson planted some at Monticello. Although popular among locals and with foragers, pawpaws have failed to achieve any kind of commercial success due to their poor keeping ability and oft difficult pollination.

Why We Grow It: The Pawpaw produces very unique fruit that has a distinct tropical banana/mango 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

Soil Preference: Prefers rich loam

Growth Habits: Tree usually reaches 11m but can get up to 14m tall

Sun/Shade: Partial shade to full sun (approx. 6-10 hours of sun daily), young trees are sensitive to full sunlight but adult trees produce more fruit with full sun

Pollination: Requires a pollinator, for optimal fruit production plant at least three trees

Flowering Time: Early spring

Bloom Colour: Deep maroon

Ripens: Late September

Storage: Keeps about a week in the fridge

Recommended Use: Fresh eating, baking

Height not including roots: 15-30cm

Quantity must be 1 or more

Net Orders Checkout

Item Price Qty Total
Subtotal $0.00

Shipping Address

Shipping Methods