Subtropica supplies edible and ornamental subtropical plants to New Zealand. We provide banana,  casana, cherimoyas and unusual fruits that grow easily in our climate. Plants are grown organically without the use of chemical fertilisers or sprays. Plants include Misi Luki, Australian Ladyfinger,casana, cherimoya, casimiroa, white sapote, papaya, pawpaw, Rainbow Valley pawpaw,  lucuma, Chilean guava, tropical guava, babaco, passionfruit, vanilla passionfruit, ligularis, , macadamia, mulberry, tamarillo,, brugmansia, sugar cane, guava, ginger.    We also stock Davidson's plum, fig, Ventura, monstera, myoga,  inga, pepino, turmeric,  cardomom,  cardamom, pomegranate, , tea, kei apple, arrowroot, Chinese quince,  Surinam cherry,  Japanese raisin, lemon grass, Vietnamese mint,  Abyssinian banana, rose apple,  citrus,  lime,aloe vera, pitaya, 

This so-called pawpaw is actually not a pawpaw at all. It is related to the cherimoya, and is a great choice if you want that tropical taste but live in an area that is too cold for most subtropical fruits. It is hardy to -25 degrees, but fruits well even here in the north. A medium-sized tree that prefers full sun but will also grow in part shade,it should start fruiting 4-6 years after planting. Fruit are smallish[approx 10cm long], sweet and reminiscent of a cross between a banana and a mango - delicious and plentiful. Like cherimoya, they contain quite a lot of seeds. The trees can reach 5-7m. You will need two for pollination. 

These little guys have got massive root systems (hence the big pot) but are pretty spindly on top. If you prefer a bigger plant feel free to wait but they are very slow growing and we can't guarantee supply.

AMERICAN PAWPAW (Asimina Triloba)

SKU: AM PP
$20.00Price
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