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NORTH AMERICAN PAW PAW

Paw Paw North American Asimina trilobaBy Scott Bauer, USDA (USDA ARS Image Number K7575-8) Public domain (Photo Credits)
Botanical 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 colour 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: 3443 days 9hrs

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tolerates frost and something unusual


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North American Paw Paw (Grafted) 9/10

Linton's Edible Fruits
Update: 345 days 21hrs

Comments: -

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


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mgoul131 says... [135 days 22hrs ago]
Linton, when do yours break dormancy? My trees (seedlings) stayed dormant all through summer. They still seem to be alive but no leaves at all.
Linton says... [135 days 10hrs ago]
My trees broke dormancy at the end of Winter and are now in flower. Never heard of them being dormant or leafless over Summer.
410 says... [41 days 9hrs ago]
Hi Linton, do you have any Pawpaw seeds you would sell? Thanks
Linton says... [40 days 18hrs ago]
Only have small plants available at the moment. Will have seeds from the current crop once they are ripe in a few weeks time.

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North American Paw Paw 8/10

Fruitylicious1's Edible Fruits
Update: 331 days 1hrs

Comments: - North American Paw Paw is a member of the annonaceae family (custard apple)  which include cherimoya, atemoya, rollinia, A. squamosa, soursop (graviola), soncoya etc which most of them have superb taste. Unlike the other members of annonaceae family asimina triloba can survive freezing conditions up to -25C when dormant especially the Canadian selection NC1. So gardeners from the temperate regions of Australia from Tasmania, Victoria to Canberra and some parts of inland NSW  if you are after a tropical fruit flavour (taste like mango and banana combined) but situated in a frosty area this is the fruit for you. Most asiminas need a pollinator to set fruit. But there are some American and Italian varieties that are purportedly self fertile (Prima - Italian, Sunflower and Sweet Virginia - both  are American selections). Unfortunately most asiminas in Australia are the self infertile variety. Seed importation is a prerogative for those seeking the self fertile cultivars.

Planted: 2018

Height 10 Inches

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: dyna lifter, seasol

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: my hand

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Markmelb says... [364 days 9hrs ago]
I plant a grafted pennsylvania gold last spring after buying it in 2016 - a mate has Louis which tastes amazing - he also has some euro self fertile seedlings up and growing too - so keep on touch
Aaron Siemienow1 says... [327 days 17hrs ago]
wow, I didn't know we could get any known cultivators here in Australia. I am near albury/Wodonga and have 4 asimina's growing, all about 1.5-2m tall. they had set fruit this year (with the help of hand pollination) but the wind and the birds got to them. I will protect trees better next year, and hope to get some good fruit!
Fruitylicious1 says... [65 days 20hrs ago]
Dec 2018 Powering along nicely this year though it sulked during its first winter season last year 😃

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North American Paw Paw (Seedling) 7/10

Aaron Siemienow1's Edible Fruits
Update: 108 days 23hrs

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have 4 of these.

dont stand up to the wind too well, set frui tlast year with hand polination, but wind and birds got to the fruit. 

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Hand Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Pivot Multigro

Pest Control:

NIL


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North American Paw Paw

PaulandLina1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3442 days 10hrs

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Cold hardy strewth fruit


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North American Paw Paw

Anand Rathod's Edible Fruits
Update: 250 days 11hrs

Comments: - love taste

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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North American Paw Paw (Seedling)

Phil3's Edible Fruits
Update: 3256 days 17hrs

Comments: -

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

Pest Control:

 


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North American Paw Paw

Phil3's Edible Fruits
Update: 3256 days 15hrs

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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 10/10

Richard2's Edible Fruits
Update: 2795 days 4hrs

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


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