American Paw Paw
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American Paw Paw

American Paw Paw

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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

Moisture: Moist-Wet

Shade Tolerance: Full Sun to Part Shade

Mature Height: 9-36 ft.

Deer Damage Potential: Low

Origin: Native

Uses: Naturalizing, wildlife, Edible fruit, pollination

USDA Plant Guide


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