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Paw Paw Tree

Asimina triloba


1. Size

  • Delivered by: Wednesday, November 14
  • You get 1 Susquehanna Paw Paw & 1 Mango Paw Paw (1 Gallon)

2. Quantity

3. Extras

-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- Planting Mix
Paw Paw Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Paw Paw Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator
-t- Root Rocket™ Launcher
Root Rocket Launcher

Explosive Growth for All of Your Plants

Rocket your lawn and plants to new heights with Root Rocket™ Launcher! All-natural and all-in on healthful benefits, Root Rocket™ is a propriety blend of nutrients that have been horticulturalist-tested and proven to help young plants transition from nursery to soil or a more permanent container. Root Rocket™ Launcher improves on that special mix with a water-soluble twist – so your lawn and garden can now be sprayed with the naturally-crafted solution you love for soil. And this pre-made care package in a handy drawstring bag makes it all the more effortless to keep your plants lush and vibrant, with the following items included: Root Rocket™ Launcher solution Root Rocket™ Launcher spray bottle 50-ft. nylon retractable hose


Growing Zones: 5-8
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-25 ft.

Mature Width:

15-25 ft.


Partial Sun


15-25 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Harvest Time:


Fruit Color:


Year to Bear:

3-5 years

Chill Hours (minimum):


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Asimina triloba

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Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)

Discover the Exquisite Taste of the Paw Paw

The dynamic, unique, and undeniably sweet flavors of this best-kept secret will astound you as soon as you take your first bite.

Often described as bearing the taste of a banana cream pie, the Paw Paw has overtones of vanilla custard and banana with a hint of citrus.

And the best part is… the Paw Paw is a native tree, so it’s super easy to grow.

· Cold hardy – the Paw Paw may look tropical, but it can handle temperatures down to -10

· Pest, disease and deer resistant – butterflies love this tree, but other insects and even deer aren’t a fan

· Ornamental value – radiant deep purple-burgundy blossoms in spring and stunning Gingko-yellow foliage in the autumn

The Paw Paw brings a tropical feel to any yard with its umbrella shaped canopy and long trunk.

Growing all the way up to zone 5, this tree looks tropical, but can handle moderately cold winters.

In fact, the Paw Paw grows wildly all over the East, South and Midwest. So, why haven’t you heard of it before?

A short shelf-life makes it difficult to sell at grocery stores and markets, but that’s no problem for you.

Eat the large yellow-green fruit fresh of the tree, or freeze the pulp for up to 6 months.

The frozen pulp adds a warm, creamy taste and texture to smoothies, sorbets and ice creams… so you can enjoy your Paw Paws all the way into summer.

The secret is, the Paw Paw is an easy to grow tree that produces fruit with an out of this world flavor you won’t be able to get enough of.

But that secret is starting to get out… there’s even a Paw Paw festival in Ohio each year. So make sure you don’t miss your chance to grow your own Paw Paws.

Not self-fertile, be sure to purchase two varieties. Order yours today!

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Really nice growth in first month- very healthy trees
The trees arrived looking like little twigs with a few leaves. Eight weeks later, the Susquehanna Paw Paw has grown at least a foot and the Mango Paw Paw has grown about 18 inches!! They both look incredibly healthy and have sprouted beautiful leaves, with new ones growing every few days. I'm very happy with my purchase and look forward to more amazing growth and hopefully some fruit in a couple of years.
Susquehanna Paw Paw (8 weeks after delivery)
Mango Paw Paw (8 weeks after delivery)
July 19, 2018
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Paw Paw Tree

Paw Paw Tree Planting Diretions

The Paw Paw tree (Asimina triloba) is native to North America. Paw Paw’s are commonly planted in USDA growing zones 5-8. Paw Paw’s will mature to a fairly large height of 15-25 feet and a width of 15-25 feet wide. Growing all the way up to zone 8, this tree looks tropical, but can handle moderately cold winters. The Paw Paw brings a tropical feel to any yard with its umbrella shaped canopy and long trunk.

Selecting a location: When choosing a place to plant your Paw Paw tree remember to protect it from direct sunlight. Paw Paw’s prefer a partial sun location, Paw Paw trees need no more than five hours of sunlight a day. Rich, deep, and well draining soil are ideal conditions from planting new Paw Paws.

Planting Direction:
1) Once you have the perfect planting location scouted out dig a hole that’s just as deep as the root ball, and three times as wide.
2) Space the Paw Paw trees 15-25 feet apart.
3) Take a pitch fork or shovel and use it to loosen the soil around the sides of the hole. Remove any debris like grass, dirt clumps, or rocks from inside of the hole.
4) Place your tree in the hole and make sure that its level with the surrounding ground and standing straight upwards a 90 degree angle.
5) Next back fill your hole and gently tamp the soil down to prevent air pockets from forming.
6) Once the planting process is complete give your tree a long drink of water and mulch around the tree to conserve soil moisture.

Watering: Paw Paw trees require adequate soil moisture, especially in the first two years after planting. Avoid over saturating, only water when soil is dry at least 1-2 inches deep. Avoid letting the soil completely dry out.

Fertilization: For optimal growth and fruit production, fertilize 2 times each year with a well balanced fertilizer such as a 20-10-10.

Pruning: The best time to prune is late winter or early spring, when the tree is dormant. Annual pruning will stimulate new growth.

Pollination: Pollination can be a limiting factor in producing fruit. The Paw Paw tree has various species or flies and beetles to pollinate the tree. The Paw Paw tree is not a self-pollinator. If placed inside be sure that the tree is receiving hand pollination.

Harvesting: The Paw Paw will be ready to eat when it is easily plucked from the tree. Paw Paws that are too ripe can have an astringent taste, so don’t wait until they’ve fallen. You can keep your Paw Paw in cold storage for 3 days. If you want to keep them longer, you’ll need to freeze the pulp, which will keep for 6 months.

Planting & Care

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I've eaten this before and they're delicious... cannot find them in grocery stores.
Phong N on Sep 21, 2018
I've eaten this before and they're delicious... cannot find them in grocery stores.
Phong N on Sep 21, 2018
It grows within my zone, and seems like a hardy fruit. I'm intrigued because it's not something sold in grocery stores.
Dan O on Mar 13, 2018
It grows within my zone, and seems like a hardy fruit. I'm intrigued because it's not something sold in grocery stores.
Dan O on Mar 13, 2018
What distance apart do I plant the Pawpaws for proper fertilization?
Toni G on Feb 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would plant them 15-25ft apart.
will this tree survive in south eastern Wisconsin and still bear fruit?
Douglas L on Mar 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The outdoor growing zones are 5-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.

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