Shenandoah Pawpaw Tree

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Best Kept Fruit World Secret Shenandoah® Pawpaw Tree!

  • Lovely Greenish-Yellow Fruit
  • Creamy Yellow Flesh
  • Largest & Most Flavorful Pawpaw
  • Up To One Pound Each
  • Delicious Fruit
  • Tropical Flavor
  • Custard-Like Flesh
  • Ripens In September
  • Naturally Disease Resistant
  • Winter Hardy
  • Tolerates Wetter Soil
  • Exotic Green Foliage
  • Mid-Season Harvest
  • Requires Cross-Pollination

The Shenandoah® Pawpaw (Asimina triloba 'Shenandoah') is a favorite among Pawpaw lovers for good reason. This recent variety originated as a seedling from the collection of the Blandy Experimental Farm, but centuries ago, American Indians loved gathering Pawpaws in the fall and enjoyed eating this delicious and nutritious fruit!

The Shenandoah® Pawpaw is a member of the tropical Custard-Apple family, which also includes a number of tropical favorites, like the Cherimoya, and Soursops.

One of the largest and flavor-packed of the Pawpaw family, you'll find out why this unique fruit is one of the best-kept secrets of the fruit world! You'll notice hints of tropical fruit flavor as you eat the custard-like flesh by the spoonful straight from the tree! You can also use it as a flavoring for a variety of desserts, like pies, cookies, cakes, and pudding.

In the spring, your Shenandoah® Pawpaw has many dark-red to reddish-purple bell-shaped blooms that aren't the most fragrant but draws loads of butterflies and beetles to your yard.

You will need a pollinating plant partner somewhere near your tree because Pawpaws do not self-pollinate. If you want though, you can try to hand pollinate them yourself, which isn't too difficult. All you need is a small artist's paintbrush and a little patience.

How to Use Shenandoah® Pawpaw Tree In The Landscape

Gorgeous garden anchors and accents, the tropical foliage adds beauty to any style garden! Your Shenandoah Pawpaw is an edible landscaping tree that provides a good yield each year of large fruit that grows in clusters.

The tree is smaller, easily tucking into any part of your landscaping, especially places that might be a little too wet for other trees.

Fantastic shade trees, specimen trees and ornamental, dual-purpose landscaping trees, you'll easily find a suitable location that Shenandoah® Pawpaw enlivens anywhere in your garden!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Your Shenandoah® Pawpaw grows well in the shade but it gives you its best yields if you plant it in full sun. Young trees need to be shaded from the summer sun during their first and sometimes the second year.

It does well in most types of soil but prefers slightly acidic, well-drained loam with plenty of composted plant material. Add a good layer of mulch over your tree's root system to better hold in moisture levels and keep them consistent, this also boosts insulation from heat and cold.

The Pawpaw makes its own pesticide, so you won't have to spend any time spraying for pests. They're also highly disease resistant and drought tolerant!

Many trees sell out quickly, and the Shenandoah® is no exception. The sooner you plant it, the sooner you will be enjoying its sweet, delectable, and nutritious fruit. Buy your hardy native Shenandoah® Pawpaw Tree today at for your very own best-kept secret!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Shenandoah Pawpaw Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Asimina triloba 'Shenandoah'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time After Fruiting
Fragrant Yes