Pawpaw Tree Information

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Pawpaw grows in the following 26 states and provinces:

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia

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The Asimina Triloba is commonly known as the Custard Apple, Dog Banana, False-banana, Fetid-shrub, Indian Banana, Pawpaw as well as Pawpaw-apple.

The currently accepted scientific name for pawpaw is Asimina triloba (L.) Dunal . There are no accepted subspecies, varieties or forms. Pawpaw forms hybrids with dwarf pawpaw (A. parviflora) .

Pawpaw is widely distributed throughout the eastern United States. Its range extends from western New York west across southwestern Ontario to Michigan, Illinois, and Iowa; south to eastern Nebraska, eastern Oklahoma, and eastern Texas; east to the Appalachian Mountains and the Florida panhandle .


Some of the information provided here is attributed to:Sullivan, Janet. 1993. Asimina triloba. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). , available at the USDA Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) website