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Virginia Trees



Regular price $30.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $30.00 USD
Sale Sold out

Update: We are sold out of pawpaw; here is a link to a great nursery with some bare root pawpaw still available as of early March!

Pawpaw trees are known for their unique and delicious fruit, which has a flavor that is often described as a cross between a banana and a mango. 

In terms of mature size, pawpaw trees can reach heights of up to 30 feet and have a spread of 20-30 feet. They can also be planted as a hedge with as little as 5'-10' spacing between them. One of the best things about pawpaw trees is that they are relatively easy to care for and can tolerate a wide range of soil types. However, they do prefer moist, well-draining soil and do best in partial shade to full sun.

As for fruiting, pawpaw trees can begin producing fruit in as little to 3-5 years. The fruit of the pawpaw tree is typically ready to be harvested in the late summer or early fall. 

They have soft consistency that can be used as a 1:1 substitute in any recipe which calls for bananas. You can freeze the pulp for later use in smoothies, ice cream, or baked goods. 

As the largest native fruit to North America, the pawpaw tree is a great addition to your Eastern landscape. 

Descriptions of Current Offerings:

Seedling Pawpaw: Ultra Select

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Seed source: Peaceful Heritage Nursery

PHN's description: Want to start a champion grove? These ultra select line represent our best pawpaw genetics.  Sourced from carefully selected superior fruits often weighing in at least 1/2 – 1 lb with excellent taste and texture. The genetics of our seeds are mostly from Peterson and KSU advanced selections as well as KSU cultivars, and Lehman stock.

2023 Note: All the trees remaining for spring 2023 shipping were in a shady bed and are very small (3-6" above ground height + their underground root depth). These are offered at a discounted rate in bundles of 5. 

Shipping or Pickup Info

You will receive an email when plants begin shipping. This will be once they go dormant for the winter in early November. Local pickup orders will also receive an email with the potential pickup dates when we get closer because this depends on the weather.

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