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Pawpaw

Starting July 4th, 2014 Summer Hours:

** Closed July 4th
** OPEN ** July 5th - July 27th
     (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only!)
** Closed July 28th - August 26th

REOPEN August 27, 2014 Wednesday - Sunday.
Shipping resumes in October 2014.

For folks who can make the trip to the nursery, we're open year round except
for part of July/August and Holidays.
Come see us from Wednesday through Sunday, 9:05-5:08PM.

For all our local customers (and anyone willing to make the trip & save money!) we have our Pickup at Nursery Price List available.



Gainesville Pawpaw

Another rare find. The Pawpaw is one of this country's most over-looked fruits. Native to most parts of the United States, the Pawpaw thrives with little or no care. A deciduous, small, pyramidal tree, with 4 to 5 inch long fruit that has custard smooth, white to apricot flesh. Delicious banana-like flavor is awesome. The fruit is eaten fresh or used in salads and for making custard pies and preserves. Two trees are needed for cross-pollination.





Pawpaw Particulars

Picking Your PLACE

Pawpaw trees are an understory tree in nature. When choosing a site to plant your tree, choose a slightly shady spot or plan to artificially shade your tree for the first 2 years. They prefer a moist, well-drained soil with good organic content. If you don't have this, amend the planting area well with peat or leaf mold and mulch heavily. They'll be quite content. Pawpaws prefer well-drained soils and part to full sun.

Pawpaw Pollination

Now these are truly strange creatures. Their favorite pollinator is the green bottle fly. Some growers have gone to great lengths to attract this shy creature. One noteworthy method is to place rotten hamburger in buckets around the tree for a few weeks before bloom to build up the fly colony. Whew! Must be a better way! (And remember, you need two pawpaw trees to tango).


   Click Here for the 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map to find out your areas hardiness zone.

Pawpaw Varieties (Asimina triloba)


Sorry, not available at this time. GAINESVILLE #1 or #2 We got the budwood from the Gainesville, FL area off 2 different trees. Great choice for folks further south and works well for up north too. Grafted. Zones 7-9. $45.99 3 gal (3-5ft).

Sorry, not available at this time.

MANGO Selected from the wild in Tifton, GA, by Major C. Collins in 1970. Mango is the most vigorous growing of the pawpaw varieties and produces a good crop of large yellow fleshed fruit. Grafted. Zones 5-9. $45.99 3 gal (3-5ft).


TAYLOR Selected from wild seedlings in Michigan in 1968, Taylor is a small pawpaw but a heavy producer. Up to 7 fruits in a cluster. Yellow fleshed. Grafted. Zones 5-8. $45.99 3 gal (3-5ft).


Marcia George and her Southern Seedling.

North Florida PawPaw Seedling fruit

Sorry, not available at this time. SOUTHERN SEEDLING We gather the seed for this variety from the North Florida area. It reliably fruits in Zones 8B and 9. Fruit varies in size from 3" to 5", with a pale yellow flesh. Excellent flavor. Ripens late August-September. Zones 7-9. $34.99 3 gal (3-5ft).









Just the Facts

Not sure what to do with pawpaws or how to grow them right? DON'T PANIC! Push the panic button and we will give you "Just the Facts" you need to successfully grow them.


Are we out of what you are looking for? Email us at Justfruits@hotmail.com and we'll put you on the "Call When Available" list. We will call you!

Please come to see us if you can (Wednesday to Sunday, 9:05-5:08). We are located 19 miles south of Tallahassee, just off US Highway 98, 1 mile east of the intersection with US Highway 319 (South of Crawfordville center and actually in the village of Medart). If you need further directions, feel free to call us at 1-850-926-5644 or enter 30 Saint Frances St. Crawfordville FL 32327 (or Just Fruits Nursery) into Google Maps ( CLICK HERE).

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