Paw Paw – Asimina triloba – Fast growing – Edible Fruit – Live Tree – Hardy

December 26, 2019 - Comment

LeBeau Bamboo NurseryGrower of 500+ varieties!Inspected and licensed by the Oregon Department of AgricultureCombined shipping for multiple plant ordersShipping is $8.49 plus 50 cents for each additional plant (listings for bundles qualify as a single plant)→ Find More Plant Varieties For Discounted ShippingPlanting and early care instructions sent with each order.Asimina triloba – Pawpaw Fruit

LeBeau Bamboo NurseryGrower of 500+ varieties!Inspected and licensed by the Oregon Department of AgricultureCombined shipping for multiple plant ordersShipping is $8.49 plus 50 cents for each additional plant (listings for bundles qualify as a single plant)→ Find More Plant Varieties For Discounted ShippingPlanting and early care instructions sent with each order.Asimina triloba – Pawpaw Fruit TreeAverage Height: 8-15 feet tall Hardiness: Zones 5-8 Aspect: sun to medium shade Plant Spacing: 10 feet apartLeaves: deciduous, large leaves turn yellow in fall Pawpaw trees are an Eastern U.S. native that is quite cold hardy but produces surprisingly tropical fruit. The fruit are medium to large sized and have an unusual but delicious flavor which is best described as being a combination of a mango and a banana. Some people also describe a third flavor added to the mix resembling custard. Fruit production usually starts when trees reach around six feet tall, which can take only a few years under ideal growing conditions. Pawpaw trees will also grow in difficult soil where other fruit trees will not grow, but will take more years to produce fruit. For best results till in rich organic matter such as compost to the soil when planting. Trees are also fairly drought tolerant but again will produce better and younger when irrigated. Trees are also planted just for landscape appeal because the large leaves make for an excellent shade tree. Pawpaws are easy to grow if started correctly. Early nursery efforts seemed to indicate difficulty of establishment, which is why Pawpaw trees unfortunately were not readily available. However, trees form deep tap roots early on and the common methods of root pruning nursery stock were actually permanently damaging the roots. We grow our trees in containers so the roots are naturally air pruned and never cut, yielding strong and viable root structures. PollinationTwo different plants must be used for cross pollination. A single tree planted without any others nearby will not produce fruit. Propagating Asimina triloba Pawpaw TreesAmazingly, seedlings produce delicious and large fruit so you can grow more trees from the seeds. On most fruit trees, seedlings will typically be much smaller and far less flavorful than the parent variety (ever try the super sour fruit from cherry seedlings?) but not with Pawpaws. Tree can be propagated by root cuttings taken in late winter, take sections eight to twelve inches long and between half and one inch in diameter and place horizontally in well drained soil about one inch deep. Beautiful fruit with easily removed seeds. A young tree just starting to leaf out in the spring.Image Credit: Wikipedia:Asimina-triloba The spring flowers are quite attractive, especially up close.Image Credit: Wikipedia:Asimina-trilobaHow Your Plants Are ShippedWoody and perennial plants are usually shipped by removing the plant from its container and washing the soil away. They are then bundled together and wrapped in wet paper and plastic to keep the roots moist but the tops dry to prevent rot. Plants that grow from tubers, rhizomes, crowns, and bulbs like Dahlias, Grasses, Ferns, Daylilies, and Peonies are often pruned back and sent padded in a bag full of sawdust. Typically these plants are available only for dormant shipping in late fall, winter, or early spring but a few species are available for summer shipping as well. After the roots are washed of soil, the bundles look like this. Pictured are 10 Giant Coast Redwood in the 1 gallon size. Late in the season, these plants are often 3 feet tall! In this picture, the roots are 8 inches long. The bundle of plants is wrapped in paper to pad the roots from damage and keep them moist. For large plants, paper shreds are added to fill in gaps in the larger root structure. The bundles are soaked in water and then bagged. The top of the bag is taped shut and the tops of the plant are left dry. Your plants will be placed into tight fitting boxes to prevent the plants from shifting around during transit. They will also be secured to the bottom of the box with a piece of tape. Then they are ready to go!Bamboo Plants Are Shipped In Their Container – Will be sent either UPS or USPS depending on plant sizesPlants that are shipped in their containers have their container wrapped in plastic to keep the soil from falling away and are then strapped to the bottom of the box. This prevents the plants from moving around even if the boxes are dropped or turned upside down. One gallon bamboo plants boxed, strapped, and ready to be sealed. Our most common boxes fit 8, 12, and 17 plants tight and snug. Smaller boxes also fit one or two plants tight and snug.Bamboo plants are shipped in their container because they don’t like root disturbance and bare root shipping would cause a lot of damage. Most other plants do just fine with bare root shipping because their roots are more flexible and less likely to break during transit. Small sized plants, usually in one and two gallon containers, can be shipped during the active growing season while larger plants are delayed until they are dormant in the fall and are shipped until spring.Plant GuaranteeWe have many years of experience shipping plants and have fine-tuned our methods to ensure the highest success, but shipping anything across the county has challenges and this is especially true for plants. If any of your plants arrive damaged please contact us for replacements. Be sure to keep the original packaging as the it might need to be inspected by the Post Office.

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