Eetbare tuin-edible garden Asimina triloba - Paw paw tree

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  • Article number: ASITRI01*

Asimina triloba or Paw paw tree is a three-lobed plant and a separate fruit-bearing plant.
Also the only one in the Annonaceae family that is very hardy.
It is a winter deciduous tree or shrub.
The Paw Paw grows very slowly and grows an average of 20 cm per year. 
The maximum height is around 6/8 meters, but the plant can be pruned at any desired height in winter. 
The Indian name Assimin became a Latin translation Asimina.

This plant was previously used by the Indians for its fruits. This plant is found in North-East America and a part of Canada where the summers are even shorter than in our region.
The fruits of this plant ripen very well here.
The plant can already give fruit on the young wood after the 5th year, but as a rule from the 6th to 7th year you can expect the first fruits. The plants are then usually about 125/150 cm in size. 
Flowering time from end of aptil until May and lasts 3 weeks. Flowers are dark brown and about 4 cm and bloom on bare wood.  
From the beginning of September until mid-October the fruits ripen.

The Asimina triloba seedlings we sell are fairly self-pollinating if at least two plants are used for cross-pollination.
We have seedlings of the Prima 12/16 and the Sunflower. 
These are seeds from cross-pollination and therefore not exactly clear which species, so we call them the regular (seedling) Asimina triloba. 
Grafted plants of the Sunflower and the Prima 12/16 are also available. You only need to have one of these plants. These are also fine to plant between a group of seedlings as cross-pollinators.   
In our example garden we have a specimen from 1999 all alone of which we had reasonable fruits every year.
However, since 2012 we have planted some more specimens and the yield is considerably higher. 
As far as pollination of the flowers is concerned, we don't do anything, this is mainly done by insects coming at the sweet nectar. 
What works even better is to use a small brush to pollinate the flowers between the different plants. 

The fruits look a bit like a potato or thick sausage.
They do not look like potatoes, but that is one of the reasons why this plant is so special in your garden.
The fruits are deliciously sweet, they taste a bit like a mixture of banana / mango / pineapple and are 7 to 15 cm long and can weigh between 200 and 450 grams.
These fruits are also very healthy, similar to that of the kaki tree.
Rich in vitamins C and A, they are real protein bombs. The fruit can be kept in a refrigerator for 3 to 4 weeks.

The type of soil does not make much difference to the Paw Paw, but something acidic is a prerequisite for good growth and fruiting.
If the soil is not acidic, you can sprinkle a layer of peat over the roots of the plant every year. The same idea that is done annually for Rhododendron and Camellia for example.
Winter hardiness zone 5b (-26ºC).

  • Article number: ASITRI01*
  • Minimum temperature: -26ºC
  • Location: Sunny, half shadow
  • Soil type: No special requirements
  • Water requirement: Normal
  • Full ground:
  • Tub plant:
  • Flowering period: 6
  • Origin / habitat: North-East America, Canada
  • Growth rate: Reasonably slow
  • Maximum plant height: 4-5 meters
RenatePosted on May 22, 2019 20:43

Vandaag de paw paw boom binnen gekregen, ziet er prachtig uit en is mooi uit de verpakking gekomen. Zou er zeker weer iets bestellen.

beppiePosted on May 24, 2018 23:15

bestuiving geschied mn door vliegen, dus het helpt vast als je verse mest of een beetje vlees onder de boom neerlegt als de bloemen bloeien.. :-)

Ben Schill
Ben SchillPosted on October 28, 2017 12:45

Goede Boom ontvangen en sinds 2017 zelfs vruchten na 5 jaar!/. zie Foto. IMG_1193.jpg

SimonePosted on May 29, 2017 11:05

Ik krijg gele punten aan de bladeren. Moet ik de hele boom sproeien als het een tijdje droog is. Verder doen ze het goed.

SimonePosted on May 13, 2017 12:22

Ik heb vorige winter twee boompjes van iets meer dan 1 meter gepland. De ene zit vol bloemen da andere helemaal niet hij loopt wel uit. geen idee hoe het komt.

Yenk Woudenberg
Yenk WoudenbergPosted on August 15, 2016 14:01

Ik heb deze boom 5jr in de tuin staan. Eigenlijk zijn ze niet echt zelfbestuivend en wordt er aangeraden om meerdere bomen te planten. Dat wist ik niet wij hebben er maar 1. Na het 3e jaar kwamen er bloemen maar geen vruchten. Dit jaar heb ik de bloemen zelf bevrucht (met een soort van zelf gemaakt wattenstokje). Ik had er niet veel van verwacht had het dus maar 1 keer gedaan. Maar tot onze grote verrassing hebben we dit jaar 8 vruchten. Zelfbestuiven werkt u heel goed. Ik ga het volgend jaar alleen veel secuurder doen en ook meer dan de 1 keer. Het is een mooie boom de vorm is erg apart. Is een bijzonder gezicht in de moestuin...

Johan E.
Johan E.Posted on August 10, 2016 17:16

De boompjes sloegen goed aan en er kwamen bladeren aan.In een nacht hebben slakken echter flinke schade aangericht en zijn alle bladeren half opgevreten!De planten groeien gewoon door en het wachten is nu op het volgende jaar.De slakken worden nu intensief bestreden!

Ben Schill
Ben SchillPosted on June 8, 2016 09:55

Ik heb de boom nu ongeveer 5 jaar en gaf 5 bloemen,maar helaas allemaal afgevallen!

Ruben B.
Ruben B.Posted on February 6, 2016 11:46

Snelle levering, mooi verpakt, plantgoed in goede conditie.

Erik V.
Erik V.Posted on January 9, 2016 15:47

Keurig ingepakt mijn 1e bestelling. Ik zou zo weer bestellen. Erik

Ruud v.
Ruud v.Posted on January 7, 2016 10:13

De pawpaw kwam onbeschadigd aan en doet het goed in onze grond

Francisca K.
Francisca K.Posted on January 5, 2016 17:14

Goed verpakt en gezonde plant.

EugenePosted on December 23, 2015 19:34

Hoop snel op de eerste vruchten, heb de plant nu 3 jaar en had 1 bloem afgelopen lente

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