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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships November through April|
Fruiting Paw Paw thrive in various growing zones and soil conditions
The Asimina triloba, or familiar Paw Paw, known for its hardiness, its ability to thrive in various growing zones and soil conditions, its mature height of 25 to 35 feet, and its relatively narrow width, is a species of fruit tree native to nearly the entire eastern half of the United States and southernmost Ontario. This tropical-looking tree grows in full sun and develops drooping foliage. More shading is necessary for the first couple of growing seasons. The Paw Paw forms patches that grow in land that drains well and is deep and rich, and it produces one of the enormous edible fruits common to the United States. Although it is not the same as papaya, it is often confused with papaya. Thus, similar names are attributed to these two different fruits. There are also numerous spelling variations and other names, such as wild banana, prairie banana, or banango.
Fruiting Paw Paw thrive in acidic soil
A small tree usually exceeds 35 feet, with a trunk 8-12 inches in diameter. Pawpaws can produce fruit in a shaded environment but yield at a higher rate in an exposure. Their growth rate is relatively rapid if all conditions are favorable, and they thrive in acidic soil teaming with organic material. From a seedling, fruit-bearing typically begins in the fifth or sixth year, but grafted pawpaws will bloom by the second year and bear fruit by the third. The leaves are smooth, dark green above, and paler beneath. If they are bruised, the leaves smell like green bell pepper. In autumn, they turn a rusty yellow, allowing the paw to be spotted from a long distance. A Paw paw's flowers are reddish-purple or maroon when they mature in early spring.
Delicious and full of nutrition, the fruit resembles a short, stout banana. Tropically flavored with a texture similar to custard, they have been compared to a banana cream pie. With twice as much Vitamin C as many other popular fruits and high energy, minerals, protein, and fiber, the health benefits are quite numerous. It is also has a good balance of amino acids and is high in antioxidants. A variety of common mammals enjoy the tasty fruit. The foliage of the tree is not usually eaten because of its less than desirable odor. A few insects love the pawpaw flowers, including scavenging fruit flies, carrion flies, and beetles. Larvae of the zebra swallowtail butterfly feed on the new leaves, but chemicals in the pawpaw leaves protect the butterfly. Small amounts of these chemicals remain on the leaves, making them unpleasant and non-desirable to common foliage predators.