Pawpaws are a temperate tree that can be grown in USDA zones 5-8. Of course, this is not set in stone, however outside of these zones growing becomes experimental. Be sure to have a soil ph of 4.5 to 7 as well as good drainage, adequate moisture, and fertile soil. See maps above in the gallery of the Native Range of Asimina triloba, and of the USDA Hardiness Zones. It is rule of thumb that plants can be moved 100 miles north of the native range and still do fine.
- Discussion Re: Bleach Taste in Fruit, Causes, Remedies
- Wall Street Journal 1993: Neal Peterson’s Goal is to Domesticate the Wild Pawpaw
- Garden and Gun Magazine: The Mad Scientist of Pawpaws
- For the Love of Pawpaws: A Mini Manual for Growing and Caring for PawPaws – From Seed to Table
- Pawpaw: In Search of America’s Forgotten Fruit by Andrew Moore