- Plant Description - This tree is native to southern Ontario and into the United States (not to the Bruce Peninsula). It grows in wet to moist, well-drained soil and full to part sun. Seedlings need shade for the first 3 years. Grows up to 26'. It is important to plant pawpaws in the ground in their first or second year to ensure their taproot grows downward. If it is squished inside a pot, it can potentially lead to restricted growth. This tree produces delicious fall fruit. Adaptable to less than preferable soil conditions. Avoid planting in windy locations. Suitable for climate zones 5b-8.
- Pollination - Two or more trees with different genetics are needed to produce fruit. These seedlings are genetically different as they are grown from seed.
- Size - seedlings are generally 8" to 14" tall. Most of their energy goes into growing a long taproot in their first few years of growth.
Pick-Up Details -
- "Pick-up April 7 Only" - These seedlings must be picked up on April 7, 2024 between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
- "Pick-up Late Autumn" - Seedlings must drop most of their leaves prior to transplanting. This is weather dependent. Pick-up is typically a Saturday in late November. You will be notified within one to two weeks before this pick-up date.
- Refer to Bare Root Tree Planting Instructions
Photo courtesy of Heather Schibli.