Fruits with flavor and texture like banana or vanilla custard. Also called the "Hoosier Banana". This interesting and ornamental U.S. native is slow growing, with large, 12 inch, tropical-looking leaves. Fruits are odd-shaped, 3 to 6 inches long and some up to 1 pound, with creamy custard-like texture and delicious, sweet banana flavor. They are unusually high in protein and vitamins A and C. Harvest when fruit color turns from green to yellow, about late September. Pawpaws are naturally disease and pest resistant. As a natural understory tree, they prefer moist, slightly acidic soil and partial shade until they are mature, especially in hot dry areas. For best performance, provide some shade for the first few years. Plant two trees for proper cross-pollination. We offer both grafted varieties and seedling Pawpaws.