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Gainesville #1 Pawpaw Tree

100% Shipped in Pot, Just like buying in person.

The Gainesville #1 Pawpaw Tree is a highly sought-after variety known for its deliciously sweet and creamy fruit. Order online now for a taste of this tropical delight in your own garden.

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Cold Hardy (20°)-(15°)
Growing Zone 5A - 9A
Sunlight Full Shade
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Product Description

Gainesville #1 Pawpaw: Nature’s Cream of the Crop

About the Fruit

The Gainesville #1 Pawpaw is a hidden gem among fruit connoisseurs. This delectable fruit offers a unique flavor reminiscent of bananas and mangoes, with a creamy, custard-like texture that is sure to tantalize your taste buds. The largest native North American fruit, it is not only a rare find in the culinary world, but also packed with nutrients, making it a delightful and healthy addition to your diet. Perfect for smoothies, baking, or simply enjoying fresh, the Gainesville #1 Pawpaw is a gourmet treasure waiting to be discovered.

What to Know About the Tree

The Gainesville #1 Pawpaw tree is a deciduous wonder, shedding its leaves in the fall to reveal a striking winter silhouette. This tree is characterized by its lush green foliage in the spring and summer months and its distinctive purple flowers, which add a touch of exotic beauty to any garden. Typically reaching heights of 15-20 feet, it is well-suited for a variety of landscapes. The tree’s low maintenance and resilient nature make it an excellent choice for both seasoned gardeners and enthusiastic beginners.

Harvest Season

Anticipation peaks in the late summer to early fall when the Gainesville #1 Pawpaw trees are laden with their unique, oblong fruits. The harvest season brings with it an abundance of these custardy delights, ready to be plucked and savored. Not only is it a time of bountiful yield, but it is also a period of enchanting visual appeal as the fruits dangle amidst the verdant leaves, waiting to be enjoyed.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine a fruitscape™ that not only yields luscious fruits but also serves as an enchanting focal point in your own backyard. The Gainesville #1 Pawpaw tree is the perfect specimen to elevate your outdoor space, with its broad, tropicalesque leaves and visually striking fruits. It seamlessly integrates into any edible landscape design, providing shade, beauty, and a unique flavor experience. The addition of this tree to your fruitscape™ brings an element of exotic charm and a promise of delightful harvests season after season.

Here at Just Fruits and Exotics, we pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality plants, with every tree shipped 100% in pot, just like buying in person. Our superior packaging and easy shipping make acquiring your Gainesville #1 Pawpaw tree a breeze. As a nationally renowned, family-owned, and operated online nursery, we offer the trust and care of a local nursery with the convenience of online shopping. Embark on a horticultural adventure and add a touch of exotic elegance to your fruitscape™ today with the Gainesville #1 Pawpaw, a selection that promises to exceed expectations.

Cold Hardy(20°)-(15°)
Container PlantNo
Growing Zone5A, 5B, 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 9A
Mature Height12-16FT
Mature Width8-10FT
PollinatorGainesville #2 Pawpaw
Spacing8-10 FT
SunlightFull Shade
Planting & Care

Recommended Fertilizers

Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.

Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Tree-tone Fertilizer. Designed specifically for fruit trees, this balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.

Fruitscaping™ with Paw Paw Trees

Invite the allure of the uncommon into your garden by Fruitscaping™ with our Paw Paw Trees. These native North American trees yield an extraordinary fruit that offers a custard-like texture and a tropical flavor, often compared to a blend of banana, mango, and melon.

Paw Paw trees are prized not only for their unique fruits but also for their striking beauty. With large, drooping leaves that provide excellent shade, and inconspicuous purple-brown flowers that bloom in spring, these trees add an element of mystery and enchantment to any landscape.

Growing best in rich, well-drained soil, Paw Paw trees prefer a slightly acidic pH. They love the sun but can tolerate some shade, making them a versatile addition to your Fruitscaping™ plans. Pair them with berry bushes, apple trees, or other native plants to create a diverse and sustainable fruit garden.

Remember that Paw Paws are pollinated by flies and beetles, not bees, so consider your overall garden ecosystem when planting. It’s also recommended to plant at least two Paw Paw trees for proper cross-pollination and fruit production.

Fruitscaping™ with Paw Paw Trees is an exciting adventure. From nurturing these unique trees to tasting the exotic fruits, each step in this gardening journey adds a layer of joy and fulfillment. With our Paw Paw Trees, you can enjoy both the beauty of nature and the delight of homegrown fruits.

Growing Guides

You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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