Asimina Triloba

Asimina Triloba
Pawpaw / Indian Banana


Plant in full sun to shade. Best fruit production is in sun. Soil should be slightly acidic and well drained. Be sure to plant at the same height as in the container. Fruit set is best when more than one tree is planted for cross pollination.


Fairly drought tolerant, but best if watered during dry periods. If a single tree is desired, remove the occasional sucker. If not removed, they will form colonies. Fruits turn purple or black and get soft when ripe. Eat only ripe fruit as it can cause nausea when eaten unripe.


Zones 4 to 9