How to grow Pawpaw

Pawpaw grow and care – tree of the genus Asimina also known as Asimina triloba or Paw paw, Pawpaw deciduous perennial plant and used for the edible fruits, grow in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-9.

Flowers small purple, separate times on the same tree female and male flower, the flowers are protogyny at first female and after become a male flower.

Pawpaw fruits

Fruit skin of the fruit is brown and the inner color is white

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How to grow Pawpaw growing and care:

Two trees of different cultivars for increase the chance of pollination, Chilling hour’s requirements:

What is the best way to start growing?

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, graft or basal shoots

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Tree sending basal shoots, low amount of fruit caused by the difference blooming hours between flower for male and female

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Cut the outer branch, make the branches grow into each other in density

Size of the plant?
3-6 m, 10-20 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Small purple flower, separate times on the same tree female and male flower, the flowers are protogyny at first female and after becomes a male flower

Thinning the bloom:
First two years

Pollination is done by:
Bees, hand-pollinate performed by collecting the male pollen by cotton swabs and pollinating the female flowers. Gathering flowers in a male form, (make sure that the flowers from weak area or not next to female flower). Keep flowers in a dark place, high humidity, preferably in a cool and ventilated place. If the flower pollen has been took out, the male flower not useful.

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, aphids

What can be done with big quantities of Pawpaw fruits?
Eaten raw, juice, cakes, jam

Work requirements on the fruit:
Increase Irrigation, possible to put net under the tree to collect the fruits

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-4 years

Ripening of fruit
Recommend to collect the fruit little bit before ready

Vegetative Reproduction

How to make Vegetative Reproduction in Pawpaw?
Basal shoots

The best time for vegetative reproduction in Pawpaw:

How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction?

What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction in Pawpaw?
Take the basal shoots with the roots

Scientific name:

Asimina triloba

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

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