Pawpaw Tree fruit is nutritious. It contains more calcium than an orange, more iron than apples, oranges and bananas, higher in vitamins A,C and B3 than apples and more protein than bananas or apples. They are bursting with essential amino acids, antioxidants and acetogenins. Acetogenins found in paw paw are effective against lice, parasites, plant pests and cancer cells.
A large number of our pawpaw trees are grown with black walnut trees on our chinampas.
Description: A small tree about 12 to 15 feet tall with delicate purple blooms in the spring appearing before the leaves. Long tropical looking leaves which turn yellow in fall. Produces clusters of custard-like oval fruits, high in protein, in the fall that taste like tropical banana/mango.
Conditions: Warm to hot summers, mild to cold winters, zone 5 to 8, capable of fruiting in shade but optimum yields in full sun with wind protection. Not too picky about soil.
In its native region, pawpaw grows as an under-story of black walnut found along bottomlands When small, the pawpaw tree is fragile and needs protection from strong wind, grass competition and sun. 1 to 3 foot trees benefit from a tree shelter. Once established, they are vigorous and easy to maintain. It is reported that pawpaws are not bothered by deer.
Uses: Ideal for edible landscaping, wildlife gardens and butterfly gardens. Fruit can be eaten fresh, ice cream, pie, ingredient for beer plus more. Substitute pawpaw for banana in nearly any recipe.
Our pawpaw tree seed stock is harvested directly from orchards of grafted cultivars in Michigan. The genetic parentage has a greater chance of producing a better offspring than random seedlings.
- Tree shelter and stake available for purchase.
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