PRESALE for Spring 2023 - 2 Pawpaw Trees - Asimina Triloba
This listing is a PRE-SALE for shipping in late winter or early spring. Two bare root dormant Pawpaw trees shipped to you just in time for planting before the weather gets warm again. You need two for pollination, but planting even more can create a heavier fruit set if you have the space. These are hard to find and as you may have heard, paw paw trees are in high demand! They are the largest edible native fruit in America and the most cold tolerant tropical fruit. You can eat them raw or make ice cream, pies, jam, mead, beer, smoothies and more! The fruit tastes like mango banana custard typically but can have vanilla, pineapple, caramel and many other flavors depending on the ripeness, genetics and growing conditions.
The Pawpaw is VERY dear to my heart and my mission is to bring it back to popularity on the Earth! I will soon be offering seeds, grafted trees and scion wood. This listing is for trees grown from seed for 1-3 years and harvested in dormancy for best transferring to your land.
Once established they are fast growing. They will spread out into a thicket if you would like them to. Alternatively you can easily harvest (and gift them to your friends or sell them) or cut down the root sprouts if you would like. I just run the mower over mine to keep them trimmed. The fruit is sometimes called the Appalachian banana or hillbilly mango. Its native range is from New York to Florida all the way to Texas. It has been successfully grown around the globe though. As long as it has a nice cold winter and a long enough summer to fruit, you can probably grow your own Pawpaw trees. Feel free to message me if you have questions about your planting zone.
Pawpaws are very nutritious fruits. The protein in pawpaw contains all of the essential amino acids. They are high in vitamin C, magnesium, iron, copper, and manganese. They are a good source of potassium and they also contain significant amounts of riboflavin, niacin, calcium, phosphorus, and zinc. The skins and seeds are not edible. The inner bark is very useful for making rope or baskets. The wood is prized for fire starting with bow drills. They have beautiful maroon flowers in the spring.
2 Pawpaw Trees - Asimina triloba
Shipping height: 2-4 feet
Mature Height: 15-30'
Planting: Full/partial sun, slightly acidic well-draining moist soil preferred but adaptable to other soils
Features: Drought resistant once established, naturally resilient and adapts well to organic gardening with no need for pesticides. Can be planted around goats and most other livestock as they do not like the strong flavor of the leaves.
Dormancy: These will be shipped in dormancy with no leaves and no soil to reduce shipping costs and to increase chances of success!
Composition: In comparison with banana, apple, and orange, pawpaws have a higher protein and fat content. Banana exceeds pawpaw in food energy and carbohydrate content. There is little difference among these fruits in dietary fiber content. Pawpaw is most similar to banana in overall composition. Apple is especially low in protein, orange is low in fat, and both are lower than pawpaw or banana in food energy.
Vitamins: Pawpaw has three times as much vitamin C as apple, twice as much as banana, and one third as much as orange. Pawpaw has six times as much riboflavin as apple, and twice as much as orange. Niacin content of pawpaw is twice as high as banana, fourteen times as high as apple, and four times as high as orange.
Minerals: Pawpaw and banana are both high in potassium, having about twice as much as orange and three times as much as apple. Pawpaw has one and a half times as much calcium as orange, and about ten times as much as banana or apple. Pawpaw has two to seven times as much phosphorus, four to twenty times as much magnesium, twenty to seventy times as much iron, five to twenty times as much zinc, five to twelve times as much copper, and sixteen to one hundred times as much manganese, as do banana, apple, or orange.
Amino acids: The protein in pawpaw contains all of the essential amino acids. Pawpaw exceeds apple in all of the essential amino acids, and it exceeds or equals banana and orange in most of them.
Fats: The profile of fatty acids in pawpaw is preferable to that in banana. Pawpaw has 32% saturated, 40% monounsaturated, and 28% polyunsaturated fatty acids. Banana has 52% saturated, 15% monounsaturated, and 34% polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Nutrition details adapted from the Kentucky State University Pawpaw website.
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Once again, these will NOT SHIP until late winter or early spring.
Peace and Love,