(17 customer reviews)


Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is a North American native, cherished for its creamy, custard-like fruits. This tree offers not only a unique taste experience but also a canopy of broad leaves, perfect for shade and beauty. Its deep roots and adaptability make it a landscape favorite.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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Requirements and Tolerances

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 5-9
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Soil Type: Well-drained, fertile
Soil pH: 5.5-7.0
Plant Spacing: 8-15′ apart
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: 400-1000 hours
Heat Tolerance: Moderate

Physical Characteristics

Rootstock: From Seed
Plant Size: 10-15′ tall, 15-20′ wide
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Foliage Color: Dark green
Bloom Time: April-May
Flower Color: Purple-brown
Fall Color: Yellow-orange
Fruit Size: 3-6″
Fruit Flavor: Sweet, custard-like
Fruit Color and Appearance Green, oblong

Growth and Reproduction

Growth Rate: Slow to moderate
Years to Bear: 5-7
Lifespan: 15-30 years
Pollination Requirements: Cross-pollination required
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (flies, beetles)
Harvest Time: September-October
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in a cool, dry place

Disease Resistance

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Native to the Eastern United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 51 × 2 × 3 in
Hardiness Zone

5, 6, 7, 8, 9



17 reviews for Pawpaw

Based on 17 reviews
  1. sean russell (Verified Customer)

    Sent me 4 paw paws and I only ordered 2! Bare roots look great Thank you

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  2. Mark Peterson (Verified Customer)

    Thin stems

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  3. Paul R. (Verified Customer)

    Good trees about 18” tall

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  4. Valerie F. (Verified Customer)

    I ordered one, but I received 2, definitely worth the price!

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  5. Ryan G. (Verified Customer)

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  6. Bailey S. (Verified Customer)

    It looked healthy and happy when we got it

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  7. Anonymous (Verified Customer)

    I didn’t even know these existed. Let alone us a native species until I saw it here!

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  8. Karen Nguyen (Verified Customer)

    Very dry

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  9. Elena M. (Verified Customer)

    Two big ones are still dormant but the smaller ones (I’m assuming they’re the same as they were tied together and didn’t have other labels) in pretty much full shade are both breaking dormancy.

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  10. Cathy P. (Verified Customer)

    It is too early to tell. I can offer more information once they settle in and green up.

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  11. Ian S. (Verified Customer)

    Paw paws looked in pretty good shape. Hoping all goes well and they start showing signs of waking

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  12. Paul L. (Verified Customer)

    I can say the plants were delivered when stated, I was disappointed that the roots of the trees were bone dry when I received them.. I did as instructed and placed in Water for 24 hours, then transplanted them to pots, where I hope they Show signs of life… Thanks, and hope thing go right, fingers crossed

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  13. Megan S. (Verified Customer)

    Plants arrived in great shape. Healthy and ready to plant.

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  14. Tami Ruckman (Verified Customer)

    They sent more than I paid for, but when I called, said that sometimes happened, and not to worry. I am sharing my extra PawPaw with acneighbor!

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  15. Annabelle (Verified Customer)

    Arrived in good condition.

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  16. Rachelle Matz (Verified Customer)

    Looked great when it arrived

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  17. Mike Parks (Verified Customer)

    It is good small but green after planting

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Q & A

Which cultivar or cultivars of pawpaw are sold by Food Forest Nursery? Patrick Gray asked on October 9, 2022

Currently just seedlings but we will offer different cultivars in the future.

derekcarter44 answered on November 13, 2022 store manager
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Which variety paw paw do you sell? J asked on August 7, 2022

I only sell seedlings currently.

derekcarter44 answered on August 8, 2022 store manager
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