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Paw Paw (Asimina triloba)

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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. Fruits have a thin skin, which contain a yellow custard-like pulp that is said to taste like papaya. Pollinated by flies.

Shade Tolerance: Full sun to Shade

Moisture: Moist to Wet

Height: 15'-30' tall

Bloom Time: Apr-May

Color: Purple

Deer Resistant: Yes

Uses: Fruit, Butterflies

USDA Plant Fact Sheet


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