AMERICAN PAPAW FRUIT Paw Paw Tree, Asimina triloba
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 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.