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Shenandoah™ Paw Paw

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Original price $32.99 - Original price $49.99
Original price
$32.99 - $49.99
Current price $32.99
SKU D394
Asimina triloba 'Shenandoah'

This patented new Southern variety is one of the largest and most flavorful to date, with individual fruits weighing up to 1 pound each! The fruit ripens in mid season and is sweet and flavorful with creamy-yellow, custard-like flesh.

Hand pollination will increase fruit set, alternatively, adding a small pile of decaying meat to the base of each tree just before blooms open will bring in the flies and beetles that pollinate these unusual trees. Shade from direct sun during first 2 summers - even mature trees may benefit from afternoon shade in hot climates. Also protect young trees from slug and snail damage. Requires 400 chill hours and 2200 Growing Degree Days (GDD) to set and ripen fruit.

Cold Hardy to USDA Zone: 5

Chill Hours Needed: Approximately 400 hours

Mature Height: 10'-15'

Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade in Hot Climates

Ripening Time: Midseason/Fall

Pollination: Need Pollinizer

Click here to read our Paw Paw Growing Guide
Size: 1 Gallon Pot


Ask a Question
  • Will the pawpaw do well on the central coast in CA?

    Pawpaw trees tend to do well the San Jose area, provided they are protected early to avoid sunburn which can be fatal in the early years of growth.

  • What are the best pawpaw tree varieties to grown in North Texas?

    This Paw Paw, along with Wabash, can do well in North Texas. You will need to protect them early on and prevent sunscald through either location or shade cloth until the establish.

  • Are your fruit trees esp fig or asian plums GMO?

    None of our plants are GMO.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Packaged Well

Ordered four Paw Paw Trees. All trees arrived in good shape. All four trees were planted and they are all are starting to leaf out.

Healthy tree

The pawpaw arrived in perfect condition with healthy roots ready to grow in the new home!

Happy "Shenandoah", PA zone 6b/7a.

I received and planted "Shenandoah" in spring 2019 (in a pair with the "NC 1"). It started slowly initially during the first year, but ramped up in following years and reached 6' by 2022 when it bloomed (20-30 flowers, a solid & confident start). With hand pollination I succeeded to start few fruits. Absolutely delicious, mild flavor, low seed count, excellent quality fruit, exactly as described by the respected author N. Peterson. Leaves are of lighter green color, are smaller and do not droop rather are held more horizontally compared to “NC 1”, which makes both varieties distinguishable at a glance. "Shenandoah" blooms abundantly, now is APR 2023 ant the tree is covered with flower buds. In case of effective pollination, fruit finning may be needed to maintain fruit size and quality.
Update on 08 SEP 2023. This season "Shenandoah" set an abundant crop and needed fruit finning. Majority of fruits grew huge and beautiful, please see uploaded photos. Not ripe yet, but coming...