The Wabash Pawpaw Tree (Asimina triloba 'Wabash'), named after the Wabash Cannonball, has been around for less than a hundred years but is part of a prestigious lineage of native American fruits. In fact, pawpaws are the largest edible fruit native to the United States.
Each spring, you will adore the exotic-looking blossoms that hang face-down from the branches. You will have plenty of opportunities to photograph pollinators stopping to enjoy them. Unfortunately, these visitors won't pollinate your tree, so hand pollinate them or plant more than one variety to best set fruit.
Members of the Custard Apple family, which includes a number of tropical favorites, such as Cherimoyas, Soursops, and more. The Wabash is one of the best varieties of Pawpaw for home gardeners, and they are the size of cannonballs! They have sweet, soft cream-colored flesh with bright green skins with hints of yellow.
The Wabash Pawpaw maintains a small, conical form that glows green with verdant leaves. Once autumn arrives, these flush to a popping golden-yellow and the branches will be full of heavy fruit. This Cannonball tree makes a splash as a feature in your yard!
Great Shade trees too, you'll enjoy them year-round for all their ornamental beauty! Check out all the recipes online and you will have a hard time picking just one from all the delicious choices that you will find made from this native exotic fruit!
Plant your Pawpaw in full sun to get the best yield, but it will thrive in its natural place in the shade since it's an understory tree in the wild. Wabash is both naturally disease and insect-resistant and shrugs off below-zero chill. Consider shading your tree from the hot summer sun during its first year, but that is a small price to pay for the delicious fruit that you will harvest.
Order your Wabash Pawpaw Tree today from NatureHills.com before they are gone! In a few short years, you will be sharing your pawpaws with the neighbors, so you might want to order a couple so you have plenty to go around!
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Asimina triloba 'Wabash'|
|Mature Height||15 - 20 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 - 20 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Harvest Time||Late Season|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|