Asimina triloba

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Name

Asimina triloba

Common Name

Hoosier banana, common pawpaw or custard apple

What you get

You will receive a fully rooted 5ltr pot, the plant standing 1-2ft tall

About

Asimina triloba is a hardy deciduous tree/shrub from south eastern USA. It's the only hardy member of this tropical species. The leaves are ovate and bright green. They have peculiar purple flowers in May/June, followed by yellow bottle-shaped fruit that ripens to yellow-brown and is edible. Can grow to 5m tall and is hardy in most of the UK.

Planting and care

Best planted in full sun, in rich fertile soil.