PLANT • 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).
Type: Hardy tree
Hardiness zones: 5-9
Location: Sun or part shade
Size: This is for a live plant of the Pawpaw tree, approximately 6" tall (not seeds).