Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 15-30 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 15-30 ft.
- Part Shade to Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Botanical Name:
- Asimina triloba
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Like Growing Dessert in Your Backyard
Why American Paw Paw Trees?
Sweet and aromatic fruit that tastes like Boston Cream Pie? Not only is this fruit amazingly delicious...but you can now get it in your own backyard. In addition to its delectable fruit, it delivers lush green leaves with tropical appeal and vibrant blooms.
And through it all, it's unbelievably strong. The American Paw Paw is hardy down to an amazing -10 degrees, offering tropical treasures in even the chilliest climates. So, no matter where you live, you can bring the tropics home.
Thick leaves, rich and green in color, flood this mid-sized tree. The canopy is umbrella-shaped, with no lower limbs, giving it a palm-like feel. The Paw Paw gives you the best of both worlds, with large green fruit clinging to a thick, long trunk for unparalleled exotic harvests.
And wait until you taste it. It resembles a cross between a banana and a mango but tastes like Boston Cream Pie! Seriously...sweet, creamy and fragrant, there's so much rich flavor in the Paw Paw fruit it's been described as a soft blend of banana, melon, vanilla, and pineapple all in one.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
Do you know of any other fruit in the world that combines all these terrific flavors with a wonderfully soft texture? We don't. That's why it's so difficult to find the Paw Paw at big-box garden stores or local garden centers.
But when you order your Paw Paw from Fast Growing Trees, you get it all: the promise of delicious tropical harvests as soon as the first few seasons, stunning good looks, and an intact, healthy root system.
Most fruit trees from chain retailers come bare-root, leaving up to 90% of their roots behind when you transplant into your landscape.
Your American Paw Paw from Fast Growing Trees is delivered right to your door, developed roots and better branching intact, grown in nutrient-rich soil for months ahead of shipping.
With all of the taste and health benefits, the Paw Paw lets you have your dessert and eat it too! But don't wait...get your own American Paw Paw Tree today!
American Paw Paw Tree Pollination
American Paw Paw Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional American Paw Paw Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Customer Reviews & Photos
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The trees looked dormant, but 3 days after planting they have leafed out ! We’re very happy with our trees!
Easy to care for and seems to sprout a new leaf daily!
Trees in ground for about a week. No growth progress as yet. Will rate when I see any growth and wellness
Received well packaged and healthy. Can't wait to harvest and taste my first pawpaws ever.
It is my third attempt to grow Paw Paw trees. First two attempts from two different nurseries ended up in only one Paw Paw surviving so far. That is why I would be careful with any comments. This time two trees came well packaged in small pots. I would like to add to this comment after at least late spring of next year to see how these two Paw Paws are doing at that time.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Paw Paws prefer a partial sun location, needing no more than five hours of sunlight a day. Rich, deep, and well-draining soil are ideal conditions from planting new Paw Paws.
Dig a hole that’s just as deep as the root ball and three times as wide. Place your tree in the hole and make sure that it's level with the surrounding ground and standing straight upwards a 90-degree angle. Backfill your hole and gently tamp the soil down to prevent air pockets from forming. Finally, give your tree a long drink of water and mulch around the tree to conserve soil moisture.
2. Watering: Paw Paw Trees require adequate soil moisture, especially in the first two years after planting. Avoid over saturating and only water when soil is dry at least 1 to 2 inches down.
3. Fertilizing: For optimal growth and fruit production, fertilize twice each year with a well-balanced fertilizer such as a 20-10-10.
4. Pruning: The best time to prune is late winter or early spring when the tree is dormant. Annual pruning will stimulate new growth.
5. 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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$125 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 5. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zones 6 - 11||Ships Now!|