Pawpaws (asimina triloba) are beautiful native trees with a large edible fruit that is excellent for wildlife. They do well in sun or shade and prefer a fertile, well-drained soil. They seem to particularly thrive under the canopy of black walnuts but will grow well in any good soil.
Pawpaws grow slowly the first 2-3 years but then begin to grow rapidly. They often begin to fruit around age 4-8. They typically grow to about 15ft, though occasionally taller.
We grow all of our pawpaw trees with locally gathered seed from highly productive trees. Our trees are one of the few sources for northern grown pawpaws. They will fare better in shorter summers and colder winters than the typical southern seed sources more commonly available.