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Paw Paw Tree

Asimina triloba


1. Size

  • Ships week of Apr 7
  • You get 1 Susquehanna Paw Paw & 1 Mango Paw Paw (1 Gallon)

2. Quantity

3. Extras

-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- 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- 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- 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

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.



Growth Rate:


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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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Fast growing whip
Nj zone 6.
Grew amazingly well in large geotextile grow bag with miracle grow “raised bed soil”. Better than the ones i put directly in the ground. kinda of put these near the edge of the woods where the tree filters the light. These are an undergrowth tree that probably wont like direct sunlight in the summer until they are much bigger. Cant wait to finally eat one someday
December 26, 2018
9 months ago
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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

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I have always wanted to grow paw paws.
Juliet K M on Oct 11, 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
I have always wanted to grow paw paws.
Juliet K M on Oct 11, 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
I've eaten this before and they're delicious... cannot find them in grocery stores.
Phong N on Sep 21, 2018
What distance apart do I plant the Pawpaws for proper fertilization?
Toni G on Feb 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Asimina triloba is not pollinated by bees or butterflies; its instead pollinated by flies, and beetles which are not fantastic pollinators, so planting the trees 10 feet apart would be more appropriate. Pollinating by hand is more fruitful. Take a small brush and collect the dusty tan pollen from the male phase flowers and transfer it to the female phase newly opened flowers. Pawpaw flowers go through two phases, female first and lastly male which is why they are not strongly self-pollinating.
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.
Can it grow in a container?
Reese on Jan 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I believe Paw-Paws will eventually outgrow a container. For good plant health and root development, I recommend they be planted in an area with adequate soil volume.
When is the best time to plant the Paw Paw late fall or early spring?
Dave D on Oct 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would plant it in mid spring after there isn't any more frost.
how big are the pawpaws you sell? and how old are they?
Mr. Glenn G on Dec 30, 2018

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