|Mature Height:||15-25 ft.|
|Mature Width:||15-25 ft.|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun needed for fruiting. Tolerates shade|
|Botanical Name:||Asimina triloba|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
|Grows Well In Zones:||5-8 outdoors|
|You are in Growing Zone:||#|
Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉)
Discover the Exquisite Taste of the Paw Paw
Why Paw Paw Trees?
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 Tree is a native tree, so it’s super easy to grow. For starters, its cold hardy, handling temperatures down to -10 degrees. Plus, it's pest, disease and deer resistant, bringing a tropical feel to any garden without effort.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
A short shelf-life makes the Paw Paw sell at grocery stores and markets, but that’s no problem for you...you'll have this delectable fruit right at home. And it's especially effortless because we've planted, grown and nurtured each Paw Paw for success before shipping to your door.
So, though you need to purchase two to get fruit, the process couldn't be simpler. Our plant experts on-staff are here to help every step of the way, from placing your order to incorporating this one-of-a-kind tree in your landscape.
Reap the rewards of our hard work at the nursery...and get your own Paw Paw Tree today. Don’t miss your chance to grow your own Paw Paws!
Paw Paw Tree Pollination
Paw Paw Trees are not self-fertile. You will need to plant another variety to achieve fruiting.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Your tree prefers a partial sun location and needs no more than 4 or 5 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.
Once the planting process is complete, give your tree a long drink of water and mulch around the tree to conserve soil moisture.
2. Watering: Water when soil is dry at least 1 to 2 inches deep. Avoid letting the soil completely dry out.
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. Simply prune for shaping and remove any dead or damaged branches.
5. Harvesting: The Paw Paw will be ready to eat when it pulls off easily from the tree.
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, 4, 5 & 6. 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 3rd|
|Zone 5||Week of April 10th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 29th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. 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|
|$129 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
Customer Reviews & Photos
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Amazing experience. Beautiful 4’ tall paw paws arrived. They are deciduous so they arrived with no leaves and dormant. But with lots of buds. The Susquehanna had a little bit of damage to the top and some moss to the trunk. They immediately contacted me back and sent a new tree in two days. Did not charge me anything, not even for shipping. I’ve had bad luck with other online tree stores that don’t guarantee or insure their products. I definitely recommend FGT to any gardener.
Fast delivery, healthy trees on arrival.
No problem with prompt delivery
I purchased the pollinator pack. Since all their other trees were 3-4ft I expected mine to be the same. I contacted them and they pointed out the size was not specified. They have since added a 3-4ft pollinator pack so they took the feedback