Asimina Peterson Pawpaw Trees
We’re thrilled to be able to offer Peterson Pawpaw trees. Neal Peterson is renowned for his breading of Pawpaw trees. His Pawpaws are more reliable producers with larger, fleshier and tastier fruit than the wild Pawpaw.
Pawpaw trees are native Missouri trees that produce fruit in fall that have a flavor reminiscent of bananas. In fact Pawpaw trees are sometimes know as the Missouri Banana Tree. It often spreads by root suckers to form colonies or thickets. The host plant to the Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly, their caterpillars exclusively eat Pawpaw leaves.
Growing instructions: Plan in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, acidic, fertile soils. Will grow in shade but becomes leggy.