Description

Shenandoah Pawpaw

General Information

The Shenandoah Pawpaw is a grafted Pawpaw with sweet, smooth textured fruit. The Pawpaw features large, simple leaves and rich, maroon flowers with 3 sepals and 6 petals. These unique flowers bloom in spring about the same time that the foliage begins to emerge. The large, yellow green to brown fruits grow 2-6” long and contain several, large brown seeds.  These large, sweet, custard flavored fruits ripen late summer.  They can be eaten fresh, chilled and in baked dessert recipes. Can be used as a substitute in banana recipes. Pawpaws are also used in juice making. Shenandoah yields larger crops of fruit with fewer seeds than others of the variety.  Plant in groups to encourage cross-pollination. The Pawpaw is native to several areas of the United States. It bears the largest, edible fruits native to North America.

Additional Information

Asimina triloba grows best in Full to Part Shade.  It will grow 15-20’ tall with a similar spread.  Plant in zones 5 to 8. Attracts the larvae of zebra swallowtail butterflies. Propagated by seeds or cuttings. Attracts songbirds, game birds and butterflies.

Care & Shipping Notes

Plant in average, well drained soil. Prefers acidic, fertile, moist soil. Water regularly. Mulch or compost to help maintain moisture level. No serious insect or disease problems.  This tree will grow best if planted in an area protected from wind and sun.  NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. We cannot send this tree to California, due to Department of Agriculture regulations.  

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Wildlife

Mature Width15 to 20 Feet
Mature Height15 to 20 Feet
LightFull to Part Shade
Planting Zone5 to 8
Shipping Size2 to 3 Feet Tall

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