Paw Paw offers Edible Fruit
The Paw Paw is a small and elegant tree that adds a tropical appearance to the landscape. It develops a triangular shape, and it is ideal for shady areas. The fruit of the tree is highly nutritious and tasty. Resembling small thick bananas, the fruits are fragrant, have a rich creamy texture, and sweet tropical taste. The fruits are very nutritious and extremely high in vitamin C, minerals, amino acids, healthy fats, and antioxidants. They also contain significant amounts of fiber, protein, and carbohydrates.
Scientific Name: Carica papaya, Paw Paw
Paw Paw its self can be found growing up to twenty-five feet high when in the prim growing conditions and it has a spread of fifteen or more feet. The Paw Paw prefers to grow in moist, well drained soils. The Paw Paw tree grows best in areas where it can get 32 or more inches of rain a year. This tree grows best is acidic soils and often times produces small suckers at or around the base of the Paw paw is the largest fruit that is Native to North America weighting almost a pond and growing as long as six inches. Paw Paw produces small dark brown flower buds.
USDA Climate Zone: 5 - 10
Tree Height: 10 - 25 Feet
Tree Width: 10 - 15 Feet
Soil Type: Prefers Moist, Well-Drained Soils
Sun: Prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade
Paw Paw tree is a small size
This tree has huge tropical leaves that can grow to be up to a foot long. They are an emerald-green in the summer and then turn a brownish golden colour in fall. It has maroon coloured flowers which grow right out the bark, and has greenish fruit which are shaped like mango or bananas and they’re edible and taste like a mix of pineapple and banana. This tree is known to grow rather quickly, depending on its growing conditions. Sometimes the Paw-Paw can put on four feet of height in a single year. Paw Paw grows best where it is warm and humid like the USDA zones five to ten where it grows best.