AMERICAN PAPAW FRUIT Paw Paw Tree, Asimina triloba

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Asimina triloba, the American papaw, pawpaw, or paw paw, is a small deciduous tree native to the eastern United States and Canada, producing a large, yellowish-green to brown fruit.
Pawpaw fruits are the largest edible fruit indigenous to the United States! Pawpaw fruits have a sweet, custard-like flavor somewhat similar to banana, mango, and pineapple, and are commonly eaten raw, but are also used to make ice cream and baked desserts.

A. triloba is a large shrub or small tree growing to a height of 35 ft (11 m), rarely as tall as 45 ft (14 m).

The seeds need to be stratified by moist cold storage for about 90 days at 35–45 °F (2–7 °C).

Type: Hardy tree

Hardiness zones: 5-9

Location: Sun or part shade

Seeds per pack: 2 Large fresh seeds

Germination: The seeds need to be stratified by planting, and then cold storage for about 90 days at 35–45 °F (2–7 °C). Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period.

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