North American Paw Paw ripe cut in half showing the seed size flesh to seed ratio and the colour of the flesh

(1/7) North American Paw Paw ripe cut in half showing the seed size flesh to seed ratio and the colour of the flesh By Marcus [All Rights Reserved, Used By Permission] (Photo Credits)

Paw Paw North American Asimina triloba

(2/7) Paw Paw North American Asimina triloba By Scott Bauer, USDA (USDA ARS Image Number K7575-8) [Public domain] (Photo Credits)

American Paw Paw Split in half with seeds

(3/7) American Paw Paw Split in half with seeds By Clarknova [CC0] (Photo Credits)

Use bags to protect the fruit from pests when they are forming like in this photo

(4/7) Use bags to protect the fruit from pests when they are forming like in this photo By Marcus [All Rights Reserved, Used By Permission] (Photo Credits)

Wait until they start turning orange to yellow before picking them from their pest proof bags like in this photo

(5/7) Wait until they start turning orange to yellow before picking them from their pest proof bags like in this photo By Marcus [All Rights Reserved, Used By Permission] (Photo Credits)

Shows North American Paw Paw ripe and picked being held in the hand against the tree

(6/7) Shows North American Paw Paw ripe and picked being held in the hand against the tree By Marcus [All Rights Reserved, Used By Permission] (Photo Credits)

Leaf of the North American Paw Paw

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North American Paw Paw

Asimina triloba
Fruit Trees > Temperate Fruit Trees > North American Paw Paw
The pawpaw is the only temperate member of the Annonaceae family. The highly aromatic, climacteric fruit (meaning it can ripen off the tree) has a ripe taste that resembles a creamy mixture of banana, mango, and pineapple It is a small, deciduous tree th... Read More

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Specifications of North American Paw Paw

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? No Leaves (Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Water Requirements Frequent Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 4-5 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%), Part (Sun:50-80%)

Preferred Soil Type Poor Drainage (Clay)

Soil pH Moderately Acidic (5.5-6.5), Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months April, May, June

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Pollinators for the North American Paw Paw

Pollination required as female flower parts open before the male so trees are often self-infertile. Plant another seedling nearby

North American Paw Paw

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The pawpaw is the only temperate member of the Annonaceae family. The highly aromatic, climacteric fruit (meaning it can ripen off the tree) has a ripe taste that resembles a creamy mixture of banana, mango, and pineapple It is a small, deciduous tree that may attain 5 to 10 m in height. In the forest understorey, 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.). 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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North American Paw Paw Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

Claire
★★★★ 5months ago

STANTHORPE, QLD

North American Paw Paw

Arrived in great health. I am having difficulty keeping it alive though. Probably weird weather related. Glad I could get 2 plants though. I was looking for them for years.

Devon
★★★★★ 6months ago

TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN, QLD

North American Paw Paw

Healthy plants, still some years away from harvest.

Jim
4y ago

Clayton, Vic, Australia

North American Paw Paw

Grew 2 trees Melb 20yrs ago, shade of apricot, mostly neglected. 1 Grafted (lost name - ex Adelaide Hill Nursery) 1 seedling. Both fruited with pollination. Seedling tight with seeds, but grafted had good flesh, poor aftertaste. Want good cultivar

Frank Dengate
5y ago

St George, QLD, Australia

North American Paw Paw

Good for cancer

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Markmelb
★★★★ 5y ago

MOUNT WAVERLEY, VIC, Australia

This is a Daleys seedling at the front and 2 seedlings from another source behind - its about 3,5mt now and has flower buds forming for fruit next spring 2019. Smaller Asimina is a Grafted Pennsylvania Gold planted in 2017.

Aaron Siemienow1
★★★ 5y ago

GEROGERY, NSW, Australia

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. 

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Fruitylicious1
★★★★ 6y ago

TAMWORTH, NSW, Australia

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 a...

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Linton
★★★★ 6y ago

NOBLE PARK, VIC, Australia

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 Europ...

Richard2
★★★★★ 12y ago

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

PaulandLina1
★★★★★ 14y ago

Calvert, QLD, Australia

tolerates frost and something unusual

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