Paw paw - Asimina triloba - Native American species valued for its yellow green 3-5 inch edible fruits, which taste like an over-ripe banana. Spring blooms are lurid purple and about 2in. across. The foliage is about 5 inches long and oval in shape and the tree itself has a pyramidal growth habit. Two or more trees are necessary for fruit production. Fruits have been used as a laxative, the leaves to treat boils and ulcers, and fiber from the bark is used to produce rope. The seeds are toxic and are sometimes ground into a powder used to treat head lice. The fruits may cause dermatitis in sensitive individuals. A tough specimen, the plants are tolerant to soil types and conditions, are easy to grow from seed, but do not transplant well. Hardy to -20F (-28.8C); height: 35ft.
|#936 Packet $6.50 Approximately 10 seeds|
|#B1-936 Bulk seeds 1 lb. $72.99 (Approximately 320 seeds)|
|#P936H 2-3ft. tree $34.95|
|#P4-936H (2-3ft. trees) Four trees for $50.95|
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