Need Two Southern Seedling's OR Any Other Paw Paw Tree for Cross-Pollination.
Due to strict agricultural laws, we CANNOT ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, or Alaska.

Southern Seedling Pawpaw Tree

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

Explore the exotic Southern Seedling Pawpaw Tree, a rare delight with creamy, tropical-tasting fruits and lush foliage. Order online now for an enchanting garden addition.

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

Southern Seedling Pawpaw: Treasure the Tropical Bliss of the Temperate Zone

About the Fruit

Dive into the delightful taste of the Southern Seedling Pawpaw, North America’s exotic treasure. This custard-like fruit tantalizes the palate with its rich, sweet flavor reminiscent of bananas, mangoes, and melon. A hidden gem among fruits, the pawpaw is a nutritious indulgence packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Perfect for smoothies, desserts, or simply eaten fresh, the Southern Seedling Pawpaw is a rare treat that elevates your eating experience to new, sumptuous heights.

What to Know About the Tree

The Southern Seedling Pawpaw tree is a captivating addition to any garden with its distinctive, lush foliage and tropical appearance. This deciduous tree showcases large, broad leaves that turn a brilliant yellow in the fall, creating a stunning display. Growing up to 15-20 feet tall, the Pawpaw tree also features unique, purple flowers in early spring. It’s a low-maintenance tree that thrives in a range of soils, preferring slightly acidic conditions and partial shade, especially when young.

Harvest Season

Anticipate the arrival of autumn, as it brings the harvest season for the Pawpaw. From late summer to early fall, the trees bear their bountiful fruit, hanging in clusters much like bananas. The harvest is a celebration of the tree’s resilience and the reward for your patience through the growing season. Enjoy the bounty of these delectable fruits as the air turns crisp and the leaves begin to fall.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine a fruitscape™ that not only captivates with its visual charm but also provides a harvest of the most unique fruits. The Southern Seedling Pawpaw tree is an exceptional choice for your edible landscaping. Its tropical-like foliage, attractive form, and delightful fruit set it apart in any fruitscape™ design. Plant a Pawpaw as a focal point, use it in a mixed border, or create a mini orchard for a spectacular display of both beauty and productivity.

At Just Fruits and Exotics, our commitment to quality shines through with every Southern Seedling Pawpaw tree we deliver. Shipped 100% in pot, our trees arrive at your doorstep with the superior packaging and ease of shipping we’re known for. Experience the trusted expertise of our family-owned and operated online nursery, and let us help you create the fruitscape™ of your dreams with the enchanting Southern Seedling Pawpaw tree.

Cold Hardy(20°)-(15°)
Container PlantNo
GraftedNo, on its own root system
Growing Zone5A, 5B, 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 9A
Mature Height12-16FT
Mature Width8-10FT
PollinatorAnother Seedling or any Other Pawpaw Tree
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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