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9386 Congress Street Ext
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
United States


Edible Acres is a permaculture nursery and food forest farm located in Trumansburg, NY.  Focused on perennial, hardy, useful, edible and resilient plants, we use low and no tech solutions to grow out hundreds of different types of plants for our community and beyond!  We're excited to share what we do with you!

Paw Paw

Plants for Fall 2019 Shipping

Your order placed now will be collected, carefully packaged and shipped as bare root plants as soon as we enter dormancy this fall. This normally begins mid to late October and into early November. We’ll email you shipping confirmation and tracking details as soon as they ship! Since our nursery is outdoors and based on nature our timing is dependent on the weather.

TIP: Use the tags above to help filter our offerings by characteristic (ie. click on ‘fruit’ to find any fruit bearing plants we offer, etc.) As we add more and more it is a helpful way to find a plant to fit your goals…

Paw Paw

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Paw Paw

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Asimina Triloba
Pawpaw is an unbelievable tree and fruit.  Imagine a fruit the size of a mango, that smells like the most exotic tropical fruit.  Cutting it in half reveals an incredibly sweet, rich, custard-textured flesh that has a flavor profile somewhere between banana, papaya, pear, strawberry and jackfruit.  And you picked it from a tree on YOUR land! For our region, where winters can get to -15F and heavy winds, it is a very special experience to have such a tropical seeming tree. The foliage and bark are not desired by deer or rabbits, so we find we can plant paw paw out with no browse pressure.

This stunning tree grows in partial shade (it desires shade in its youth), and can tolerate Black Walnut trees with grace.  2 trees minimum for pollination, under 10 trees will probably require hand pollination since the carrion fly is it’s main pollinator.

Roughly 20’ tall and 15’ wide

Site Preference:
Shady to full sun… More shade when it’s younger.  Can tolerate wet feet on occasion.  Amazing choice for a challenging Black Walnut grove! Our happiest and most productive trees are planted amidst a Black Walnut over story.

Zone 5B (could be slightly hardier, but may get knocked back after a heavy winter in colder climates)

Two sizes currently available, 1st year seedling, tiny above ground but with a substantial tap root ready to lock in to its new home, and 2nd year young tree bigger and more developed.  1st year trees tend to catch up and exceed older trees, but some people want it bigger at purchase time.  Choice is yours.

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