Wells Pawpaw
Wells Pawpaw


Allegheny® Pawpaw

Allegheny® Pawpaw

Wells Paw Paw

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Unique, Healthy, & Oh-So Sweet: The Wells Pawpaw

  • Ripens In September
  • Good Source For Vitamins And Minerals
  • Disease And Pest Resistant
  • Ripens In Mid To Late Season
  • Delicious Fruit
  • Winter Hardy

If you haven't ever tried a pawpaw fruit, the Wells Pawpaw (Asimina triloba 'Wells') might be the one for you. For centuries, First Peoples loved gathering pawpaws in the fall and enjoyed eating this delicious and nutritious fruit.

It is the largest edible fruit native to the United States but has been largely overlooked. David Wells selected this variety from a stand of wild pawpaws in Salem, Indiana, by David Wells.

The Wells Pawpaw produces a fruit that is larger than most, running from half to a full pound. It has greenish skin and orange flesh, and its creamy textured flesh has a deliciously fruity hint of banana. It truly is a well of flavor. Don't pass up this tree, with good crops of fruit with an exotic fruity aroma and honey-sweet flavor.

Your Wells Pawpaw will flower in the spring, and you will get lovely dark wine-red blooms. Butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds find these striking blooms irresistible.

These pawpaws are unable to self-pollinate, so you will need to plant a partner that is not genetically the same. You can also hand pollinate them using a small brush.

You will only have a short wait to enjoy the fruit of your Wells Pawpaw because it will bear fruit after 2-3 years. It is known for its larger crop that will ripen in September.

It grows vigorously and will be a welcomed addition to your garden, orchard, or yard. You will enjoy its dark green foliage in the summer that turns to golden yellow in the fall.

Unlike its plant kingdom relatives, the Wells Pawpaw is cold hardy down to -20 degrees. It loves most types of soil but prefers well-drained loam that is slightly acidic. Plant it in full sun for best yields, but then protect the young trees from the full sun until they are well established. If you are using this variety for landscaping, it loves shade.

Put your very own Wells Pawpaw and a pawpaw partner in your cart today before they are sold out. The sooner you plant it, the sooner you will be enjoying the tropical flavor of its fruit and reaping the benefits of its vitamin and mineral-packed flesh.

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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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Wells Paw Paw Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Botanical Name Asimina triloba 'Wells'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 10 - 25 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple, Red
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly No
When To Prune Late Winter
Fragrant Yes