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

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Growing Regions

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 [15,21,28,31].


General Information

The currently accepted scientific name for pawpaw is Asimina triloba (L.) Dunal [15,21,31]. There are no accepted subspecies, varieties or forms. Pawpaw forms hybrids with dwarf pawpaw (A. parviflora) [21].


SPECIES: Asimina triloba

Much of the information presented 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 USDA Forest Service.

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