Common Paw Paw Tree is a small tree. This plant is anywhere from 10-40 feet high. This plant has a nice tropical look to it. It is native to the United States area particularly the area around the Mississippi River. The PawPaw tree can add value to any landscape as well as have many uses to them due to their large fruit that it produces. The PawPaw fruit can grow to up to 1 ft long and have a massive width. The PawPaw fruit can be used for fruit pies, cobblers as well as many other natural remedies as well.
The pawpaw is the largest edible fruit native to America. Individual fruits weigh 5 to 16 ounces and are 3 to 6 inches in length. The larger sizes will appear plump, similar to the mango. The fruit usually has 10 to 14 seeds in two rows. The brownish to blackish seeds are shaped like lima beans, with a length of 1/2 to 1-1/2 inches. Pawpaw fruits often occur as clusters of up to nine individual fruits. The ripe fruit is soft and thin skinned.
Mature Height – 10-40 ft
Soil Condition – well drained, moist
Sunlight – partial shade to full sun
Botanical Name – Asimina Triloba