The Shenandoah Paw Paw is a grafted Paw Paw with sweet, smooth textured fruit. The Paw Paw 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. Paw Paws 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 Paw Paw is native to several areas of the United States. It bears the largest, edible fruits native to North America.
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.