PawPaw (Asimina triloba) is a small tree that can sometimes take the form of a large shrub. It may tolerate some cooler climates if well protected. Holds its green foliage well into the fall before turning a bright yellow. Prefers to be grown in soil that is slightly acidic and consistently moist. Choose a location that has more sun than shade and protected from strong winds. Well known for its edible fruit that is large, sweet, and similar to some tropical species such as mango. PawPaw are pollinated by flies and/or beetles, however the rate of pollination is low and home gardeners may need to pollinate their trees by hand. In general, two or more trees are needed for pollination. This tree is native to the Carolinian Zone, and will grow best in the milder regions of Southern Ontario.
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