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Asimina triloba (Common Pawpaw)

Fragrant, dark burgundy, cup-shaped flowers grow on branches with very large, ovate, bright green leaves. The flowers give way to edible pawpaw – oblong, yellowish-green fruit with custard-like texture and a mango/banana/citrus taste. Low maintenance.

Blooms early to mid spring
15-30 ft tall x 15-30 ft wide
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts birds and butterflies
Tolerant to juglone


Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture
Native to Native

Produces an abundant crop of grape-sized kiwis with smooth, firm skin and soft juicy flesh. Fast growth rate.

*Male pollinator – One male plant can pollinate up to 8 females*

Blooms mid-spring
15-20 ft tall x 10-12 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Drought tolerant
Needs staking

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Tall green spears with purple bracts grow medium to large in size. Fast growth rate.

*Needs 2 seasons in the ground until a good crop can be yielded*

Plant time: Early to mid spring
4-5 ft tall x 3 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)

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