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Sweet Potato Pawpaw Tree

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The Sweet Potato Pawpaw Tree is a delightful addition to any garden, producing delicious and vibrant sweet potatoes. Order online now and enjoy fresh, homegrown sweet potatoes straight from your own backyard.

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Cold Hardy (10°)-(5°)
Growing Zone 6A - 8B
Sunlight Full Shade
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Product Description

Sweet Potato Pawpaw: Orchard Oasis in Your Backyard

About the Fruit

The Sweet Potato Pawpaw is a rare culinary gem that tantalizes the palate with its unique flavor profile, reminiscent of bananas, mangoes, and of course, sweet potatoes. This delectable fruit is not only rich in taste but also boasts a creamy, custard-like texture that makes it perfect for smoothies, baking, or simply indulging straight off the branch. Discover the allure of this exotic fruit and delight in its versatility and exceptional nutritional value.

What to Know About the Tree

The Sweet Potato Pawpaw tree stands as a testament to nature’s beauty and resilience. With its lush, deciduous foliage that turns a striking yellow in fall, this tree provides a captivating display throughout the seasons. It typically grows to a manageable height of 15-20 feet, making it an ideal candidate for both spacious and compact gardens. Notably, the Sweet Potato Pawpaw tree is cold hardy and requires minimal care, thriving in a variety of soil conditions and climates, ensuring a bountiful harvest with little fuss.

Harvest Season

Anticipation peaks in the late summer to early fall when the Sweet Potato Pawpaw fruits reach their full glory. This is the moment when the tree’s broad leaves become a backdrop to the large, green fruits that hang in wait for eager hands. The harvest season brings not only a visual spectacle to the garden but also the promise of a luscious and exotic taste that can be savored in many a dish or enjoyed in its natural splendor.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine a fruitscape™ that offers more than just aesthetics; it provides a sensory retreat where every element is an invitation to taste, smell, and admire. The Sweet Potato Pawpaw tree is an exquisite addition to any fruitscape™, creating a focal point with its attractive form and generous fruiting. This tree is perfect for those who wish to marry the concept of landscape art with the practicality of homegrown produce. It’s a living sculpture that provides shade, beauty, and a harvest that celebrates the very essence of nature’s bounty.

At Just Fruits and Exotics, we pride ourselves on delivering a premium plant-buying experience. Our Sweet Potato Pawpaw trees are shipped 100% in pot, with superior packaging and easy shipping. As a family-owned and operated, nationally renowned online nursery, we offer the reliability of a trusted brand alongside the warmth of local shop service. Bring the exotic allure of the Sweet Potato Pawpaw into your garden and revel in the joy of cultivating your very own fruitscape™.

Cold Hardy(10°)-(5°)
Container PlantNo
Growing Zone6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B
Mature Height12-16FT
Mature Width8-10FT
PollinatorAny 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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