Pawpaw - Asimina triloba

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  • Regular price $20.00

  • 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. 
  • PollinationTwo 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 6" to 14" tall.  Most of their energy goes into growing a long taproot in their first few years of growth. It's common for tip die-back over the first winter in our climate. 
  • Pick-Up Details -
    • "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.