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Asimina triloba 'Potomac'
Common Name: Paw Paw Family: Annonaceae (The Custard Apple Family)

Asimina triloba 'Potomac'
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One of the largest fruits weighing 3/4 lbs. Delicious, sweet and richly flavoured. Paw paw is an intriguing eastern North American (including southern Ontario) understorey tree with large, beautiful, subtropical foliage, red flowers and sweet, custardy fruits with a unique flavour like banana, mango and cantaloupe! All plants will produce fruit but you need two different seedlings or cultivars for cross pollination.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Well-drained, deep, fertile bottom-land and hilly upland habitat.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourRed 
TypeTree  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height25-40'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread10' and over  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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