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NORTH AMERICAN PAW PAW

Paw Paw North American Asimina trilobaBotanical Name: Asimina triloba
Description

The pawpaw is the only temperate member of the tropical Annonaceae family. It is a small, deciduous tree that may attain 5 to 10 m in height. In the forest understory, trees often exist in clumps or thickets. This may result from root suckering or seedlings developing from fruits that dropped to the ground from an original seedling tree. In sunny locations, trees typically assume a pyramidal habit, straight trunk and lush, dark green, long, drooping leaves that turn gold and brown in color during the fall. Flowers emerge before leaves in mid spring. The blossoms occur singly on previous year's wood and may reach up to 5 cm in diameter. Flowers are strongly protogynous, self-incompatible and require cross pollination although some trees may be self-compatible it is a good idea to plant two or more trees for cross pollination. Fruits are typically 3 to 15 cm long, 3 to 10 cm wide and weigh from 200 to 400 g. They may be borne singly or in clusters which resemble the "hands" of a banana plant (Musa spp.). This highly aromatic, climacteric fruit has a ripe taste that resembles a creamy mixture of banana, mango, and pineapple. Shelf-life of a tree-ripened fruit stored at room temperature is 2 to 3 days. With refrigeration, fruit can be held up to 3 weeks while maintaining good eating quality. Within the fruit, there are two rows of large, brown, bean shaped, laterally compressed seeds that may be up to 3 cm long.

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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Warm Temperate, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

No Leaves (Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

WA

Fruiting/Harvest Months

April, May, June

 

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North American Paw Paw 10/10

PaulandLina1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2986 days 10hrs

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tolerates frost and something unusual


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North American Paw Paw (Seedling)

Phil3's Edible Fruits
Update: 2799 days 17hrs

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Just put it in and looking for a named cultivar, preferrably grafted to put with it.

Planted: 2010

Height 40 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

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North American Paw Paw

Phil3's Edible Fruits
Update: 2799 days 16hrs

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I have a seedling of Asimina Triloba, but I am still looking for a named variety of good eating, preferrably a cultivar rather than seedling to go in hopefully with a bit of luck - my future Paw Paw Patch.

Pollination: No


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North American Paw Paw (Grafted) 9/10

Linton's Edible Fruits
Update: 5 days 14hrs

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Asimina triloba - Sunflower, Prima - Self Fertile with high quality fruit!


Have 4 trees that have been fruiting for the past 3 years including two grafted types. Also growing the self fertile varieties Sunflower and Prima which are most popular in Europe. 


Found that Pennsylvania Gold has exceedingly large fruit but a very bad after taste and therefore not worth growing in my opinion. The 'Louis' or 'Melbourne' variety is better with good size fruit but still has a little of the poor after taste. My seedling trees have sensational flavour, much better than the named varieties, but alas they have more seeds and poor flesh to seed ratio. Now pinning my hopes on Prima and Sunflower varieties for having optimum fruit but they are yet to reach fruiting age.



All are very hardy trees, can take dryness but perform better with some shade in Summer.


Fruiting Months January and February

Planted: 2013

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 6

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Autumn and Winter


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PaulandLina1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2985 days 11hrs

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Cold hardy strewth fruit


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North American Paw Paw 10/10

Richard2's Edible Fruits
Update: 2338 days 5hrs

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I feel that its a native indiana tree that more people should see in abundance.


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