Pickin' up the paw paws

I don't remember how many years ago I bought this paw paw tree, but I think maybe 5? Every year it drops its leaves and comes back, shooting up a foot or 2 taller, sometimes sending up a new shoot a few feet away. It's now about 8' tall, and I'm watching and waiting, wondering when it will produce a paw paw for us to enjoy.


Misti said...

Is this A. triloba?

I'd love to grow pawpaws but haven't really had a go with them yet.

Wolfie and the Sneak said...

It is. I found mine at the farmer's market near my house. Aside from watering it when it was newly planted, I haven't done much to help it along and it seems pretty happy as is. Grow one!