Find Shenandoah Peterson Pawpaw Tree Asimina in St Louis Missouri at Sugar Creek Gardens plant nursery and garden shop.
Asimina Shenandoah Peterson Pawpaw Tree
Shenandoah Pawpaw tree, Asimina, features abundant fruit with a mild, sweet flavor. Shenandoah Pawpaw tree has been developed to feature large fruits with few seeds and buttery texture. Its huge fruit can be up to one pound in weight! Its delicious sweet fruit brings rich Pawpaw flavor. Shenandoah Pawpaw tree responds well to pruning. A member of the Peterson Pawpaw series, a group of Pawpaw trees introduced by Neal Peterson that features an abundance of large, tasty fruit.
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 tree. According the the official Peterson Pawpaw site, Neal Peterson notes that Shenandoah Pawpaw tree:
Shenandoah was my first variety. It is smooth and mellow, cherimoya-like flavor, most popular with pawpaw newbies. It has been a consistent hit at farmers markets. Key Features of the Shenandoah pawpaw:
- Good Yields
- Sweet mild flavor
- Fleshy – only 6% seed
- Succulent, custardy texture
- Most popular at DC farmers market
- Responds well to pruning
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. The Pawpaw tree is the official fruit tree of the State of Missouri. The host plant to the Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly, their caterpillars exclusively eat Pawpaw leaves.
Plant in full sun to light shade. Pawpaw trees will grow in the shade but will become leggy. Pawpaw trees prefer average, medium to wet, well-drained soil, ideally a moist, acidic, fertile soil, but will grow easily in most soils.
15 gallon pot, plants are approximately 6-7′ tall