American Paw Paw
This perennial tree or shrub grows between 10 - 40 feet 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. Paw Paws require cross pollination to produce a good crop of viable fruit and are fly pollinated.
Current Sale Size: 18-24" bare-root transplants.
The seedlings are common (not a cultivar), unsexed, seed propagated.
Transplant Establishment Difficulty: High
* We do not guarantee plant survival.
Growth Rate: Rapid (10-15"/yr)
Soils: Loam, Clay, Sand
Moisture: Moist to Wet
Shade Tolerance: Full Sun to Part Shade
Mature Height: 10 - 40 ft.
Deer Damage Potential: Low
Uses: Naturalizing, wildlife, Edible fruit, pollination, butterflies
USDA Plant Profile