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Pawpaw Trees( Paw Paw ) - Asimina triloba

The Pawpaw ( Pawpaw )tree look like a tropical tree but are actually from temperate climates and are available for sale to grow to zone 5.

Generally an upright tree, however with pendulous foliage, in nature they grow as an under-story tree so are used to filtered light. In commercial cultivation they are grown in full sun as they produce more fruit in a sunny position. However in the home garden they will fruit in part shade if that is all thats available.

The large fruit is best eaten cold as a desert, however the fruit is also said to have medicinal properties.


Asimina triloba or Pawpaw trees are available to buy as grafted trees from online and mail order Fruit tree nurseries. When planting a pawpaw tree be sure not to disturb the tap root, plant two paw paw trees of different varieties for pollination.

  • Verleese
  • Shenandoah
  • Susquehanna
  • Rappahannock
  • Allegheny
  • Potomac
  • Wabash
  • NC - 1
  • Taytwo
  • Overlease
  • Sweet Alice
  • Sunflower
  • Prolific


Mostly grafted for best fruiting ability.

Pawpaw trees are available for sale from the following specialist nurseries.

Persian and Black Walnut, Heartnut, Butternut,Apricot, Chestnut, Hazelnut, Pecan, Hickory, Ginkgo, Pine nut, Mulberry, Persimmon, Paw Paw, Fig and many more.