1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006
785.594.2966

pawpaw

Asimina triloba

Native small understory tree or large shrub grows 15-20’ tall (sometimes to 30’) and occurs in low bottom woods, wooded slopes, ravines and along streams. Cup-shaped, purple flowers in spring give way to edible, oblong, yellowish green fruits which mature in early autumn to a dark brown. Flavor and fleshy consistency resembles bananas. Wildlife eagerly seek out the fruits and often beat humans to the harvest!