The largest of the Native American fruits, the Paw Paw is one of the easiest to cultivate. The tree size is modest and does well in partial shade. Spring brings purple flowers that transform to clusters of oblong fruit. In fall, the large, green fruit softens, emits a ripe fragrance and takes on a yellow color. Pick and eat the flavorful fruit that’s reminiscent of banana custard. Fruit can be stored in the refrigerator for several weeks. The nutritious fruit is high in protein and a good source of vitamins and minerals. You must plant two different cultivars for cross-pollination. We love that Paw Paws are not susceptible to insects or diseases and therefore never need to be sprayed with pesticides. Paw Paws usually start bearing fruit 2-3 years after planting and can yield up to 30 pounds of fruit per tree.
|Hardiness Zone||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Sun Requirement||Partial Sun|
|Plant Type||Hardy Garden Plant|
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I received two 14-inch dormant trees. It has been exactly two weeks since they arrived, and the Mango has already grown 4 new branches and 20 new leaves with more clearly on the way! The Shenandoah is just now coming out of dormancy and it's also starting to get leaves and looks lively. I'm sure it will look like its companion soon. Very happy to finally find these paw paw varieties! (Posted on 4/15/2015)