The Paw Paw is a small tree native to the northeastern USA and they produce the largest fruits native to North America, up to 5" long. They are sweet and custard like with a rich flavor, and are highly nutritious. Paw Paws grow to be attractively shaped trees that are pest and disease free. Despite the large tropical looking leaves and fruit, paw paw is not related to the papaya, which commonly called a paw paw in other countries. The paw paw is also an important host plant for the zebra swallowtail butterfly. Plant two trees for cross pollination, Paw Paws grow fairly true from seed. Hardy to about -25° F. All of our pawpaws are grown and shipped in pots because they transplant better that way.