American Paw Paw
Asimina triloba - common (not a cultivar), unsexed, seed propagated
This perennial tree or shrub grows from 3 to 12 m tall. The large fruits (5 to 16 ounces) ripen between August and October. Fruits have a thin skin, which contain a yellow custard-like pulp that is said to taste like papaya.
1 yr. old seedlings, 18-24”
Growth Rate: Rapid (10-15"/yr)
Soils: Loam, Clay
Shade Tolerance: Full Sun to Part Shade
Mature Height: 9-36 ft.
Deer Damage Potential: Low
Uses: Naturalizing, wildlife, Edible fruit, pollination