This unusual small native pawpaw tree is not only strikingly ornamental with its delicate purple blooms in the spring and its long drooping leaves, but it produces clusters of custard-like oval fruits that ripen in the fall. The trees are insect and disease resistant. The leaves and twigs have anti-oxidant properties as well as insecticidal uses. Suited for zones 5 to 9 in well-drained soil. Protect from grass competition and strong winds in the first 2 years. Smaller trees (1-3 foot) will benefit from the use of a tree shelter. They are a small tree growing to about 8 m tall and 3-4 m wide. All of our grafted pawpaws have commercial potential. A single tree is capable of producing 1-2 bushels of fruit. They are potted for pick up at the nursery only and are sold with a 3 foot tree shelter and stake to help get them established.
Our seedlings are grown from seed of selected cultivars that perform well in Niagara. Two or more trees are needed for pollinization. Though some pawpaw trees are suggested to be hardy for climate zone 4, we do not recommend ours for that zone. They are suited for climate zones 5b-8.
Buy 3 and save.This will ensure good pollination. Suited for climate zones 5b-8.