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Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)

Nativ Nurseries
RMPawPaw
Fruit Tree
$19.99
  *we grow these in larger "treepots" to facilitate their need for a larger root system* Our very own Native Americans knew about the various attributes of the tropical looking pawpaw, and most likely increased their distribution to what it is today. Although not very well known today, except among...
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*we grow these in larger "treepots" to facilitate their need for a larger root system*

Our very own Native Americans knew about the various attributes of the tropical looking pawpaw, and most likely increased their distribution to what it is today. Although not very well known today, except among a growing group of followers, the pawpaw deserves more respect than it gets. Let’s start with the flavor of its fruit, which can be described as an intense banana pudding with a hint of mango flavor. The fruit flavor comes as a surprise considering the leaves smell of bell pepper or diesel fuel when crushed, which keeps the foliage relatively pest free. Even if these fruits didn’t taste like a dream, the health benefits far outweigh the flavor experience. Pawpaw is extremely high in Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, amino acids, and several vitamins. It is also being studied intensively for its already proven anti-cancer and insecticidal qualities. 

We collect our fruit from wild and cultivated sources every year in late August, just before they ripen and fall to the ground when hungry deer, coons, possums, hogs, and you-name-it are waiting to steal our crop. Many of our fruits are quite large (up to 4 or 5” in length) and contain fewer seeds, which is a good thing considering pawpaw's seem to inherit traits from their parents more often than not. 

Pawpaw's prefer your best soil with good drainage and protection from wind, so try and be picky when choosing a site for planting. A good starting point would be about twenty feet away from a treeline in a bottom field. Cedars or other fruit trees make an excellent windbreak, just be sure and plant your paw paws at least twenty feet from your break to deter its roots from robbing the soil moisture. A good spacing would be ten foot by at least ten foot. Don’t forget to consider prevailing winds when choosing a site.

Zone: 6 - 9
Soil pH: 5.2 - 7.2
Mature Height: 25'
Wildlife Value: Fruit eaten by deer, raccoon, fox, opossum, and most songbirds.
Site Preference: Likes deep, moist, soils usually along streams or rivers.
Fruit: Produces fruit similar to banana with a good taste. Also believed to contain anti-carcinogens
Alias: False Banana

 

Zone 6-9

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Steven Fowler
Tallahatchie Review

Native Nurseries are the real deal ! Very fair pricing , very knowledgeable staff , and they have a very good assortment of common well known fruit bearing trees and bushes , to varieties that have been around for a long time , native to Mississippi , but are really hard to find . And the trees that they send you are very well packed and they are very much ready to hit the ground growing !

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Wayne Romanski
Top notch service

Over the years I have purchased many trees and other products you offer. You stand behind everything that I have bought. It’s hard these days to find a company that does this. Thank you so much for all that you do. I am sure I will continue to buy what I need from you.
Wayne Romanski

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Cody Strickland

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Jim Bradley
Native nurseries are PROs

This is the second time I have ordered from Native Nursery. The first time I ordered 12 sawtooth oak seedlings and they are all doing well. I recently bought two pawpaw trees and they arrived well packaged and preserved ready to plant. They are doing well right now even with this extreme heat in Virginia.

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Mary Robertson
Added 3 more!

Added 3 more to the Pawpaw patch!! Now have 6 PawPaws. This last shipment was so healthy and tall. Going to baby to get thru this heatwave. Thanks for 3 beautiful, ready to plant trees.

Live plants and seedlings: Orders without a specific ship date selected at check out are shipped via UPS the first shipping day following the day the order is received. In order to ensure our live plants and seedlings are delivered in the best shape we do not ship on Friday Saturday or Sunday. You may select a shipping date up to six weeks from purchase date at check out.
Pre-Ordered Live plants and seedlings: Pre Ordered live plants and seedlings will be shipped when the stock is up to standard beginning in October or Fall Pre Orders and March for Spring Pre Orders. Shipping for pre-orders is calculated on our standard shipping rates and is in addition to any in stock live plant or seedling charges on you order. All shipping is due at the time of purchase, notifications and tracking will be sent when the order ships.
Native Seed and Forb Blends : Native Seed and Forb blends are custom blended and shipped via UPS from Kentucky please allow three days from the day the order is received until shipment. We do not ship Native Seeds and Forb Blends on Saturday or Sunday.
No Refund Policy: Mossy Oak Nativ Nurseries (Nativ Nurseries) guarantees that our product will arrive in good condition, alive, and true to its name as labeled. We take care in packaging our products. If your order is incorrect or does not arrive in good condition, contact our customer service desk within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product to report any mistake in your order or damage to the product. No refunds will be given however but, we will fix our mistake or rectify any damage by replacing the product at our expense. Nativ Nurseries makes no warranty, expressed or implied for any certain rate of growth or productivity for any of our plant products. Nativ Nurseries will not be responsible for crop failure, damage to products after the customer has received an order, or injuries due to non-recommended zone planting, frost damage, or any man made or natural cause beyond our control. Nativ Nurseries will consider replacing an order if a claim is made in writing or e-mail within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product explaining in detail what problems have occurred. However, Nativ Nurseries reserves the right to refuse replacement at any time.
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