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Paw Paw Tree

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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

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We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

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Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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Paw Paw Trees Are Rare and Exotic Plus Produce Fruit

Paw Paw Tree 

The Paw Paw Tree (Asimina triloba) may sound like a funny name, but the small tree species delivers a grande presence and large, luscious, exotic fruit that most people have never sampled. The tree is easy to grow and not at all fussy. You can even plant one inside a deep container. All it takes is sun, shade, and well-draining soil to please the Paw Paw.


 USDA zones 5A-9 are considered the best for maintaining a healthy, thriving Paw Paw Tree, and it does especially well in the South's temperate climate. The hardy tree grows into a cone shape with thick, drooping, green leaves that turn a lovely yellow shade in autumn. The plant also produces deep purple flowers. Deer stay away from the trees that can reach a height of 25 feet at the most.


 To grow the fragrant and yummy fruit, nursery experts recommend planting at least two different grafted varieties of Paw Paws for the correct pollination. A layer of mulch is excellent for the tree to help it retain moisture and create low soil temperatures.


 Fans of the fleshy fruit say that the Paw Paw tastes like a combination of mango and banana. Bakers are now incorporating the fruit into their desserts for its elegant quality, creamy texture, and excellent nutritional aspects.


 The Paw Paw Tree makes a striking addition to one's property or garden


The Paw Paw tree is a southern staple prized for its dark leaves, deep purple flowers, and tasty fruit. The Paw Paw is one of the largest edible fruit trees. It is a sturdy tree that grows wild and in gardens all over the southeast, the east, and north of Canada. In the wild, Paw Paws often grow in large thickets close to riverbanks.

Paw Paws are beautiful. They produce dark, glossy leaves and bell-shaped, purple flowers. They grow in an unusual pear-shaped size that towers above any garden as a striking presence. Paw Paws can grow to 20 feet, but most garden Paw Paws only reach 10 feet in height. Because of their high conical top, Paw Paws make an eye-catching display from any angle. They make an excellent addition to any landscaping plan. The Paw Paw's distinctive shape and rich coloring make it a standout in your yard.

Many animals are attracted to the delicious, sweet fruit of the Paw Paw. If your tree starts to produce fruit, you'll have a lot of wildlife visitors. Don't forget to save some fruit for yourself!

Paw tress is hardy. They resist disease and pests. This makes them a favorite among gardeners who don't want to use pesticides. Paw Paws grow best in Zones 5 to 9. The best soil for them is moist, well-drained, slightly acidic, and nourished by compost or other natural fertilizers. Paw Paws prefer to start their life in the shade and finish it in indirect sunshine. You could try making a small tent to cover your sapling for the first growing season.

A Paw Paw tree is a welcome addition to any garden. Ours are shipped as bare roots that arrive strong, healthy, and ready to plant