The Q&A Archives: Cold Hardiness of Paw Paw

Question: What climate zones are suitable for Paw Paw? Are there sources more northerly than Edible Landscaping P.O. Box 77 Afton, VA 22920 800-524-4156? I live in extreme SE MN, near LaCrosse, WI, and have SE facing slopes available. Some sources include this area of MN in zone 5, but not USD

Answer: Do you think there is a chance (some risk permissible) Paw Paw would thrive here? Red Haines LaCrescent, MN A.Paw Paw grows in zones 5-8. They are native to the Kentucky region and Edible Landscaping is a good source for them. You might also try, Hartmans Plantation 310 60th St. P.O. Box E Grand Junstion, MI 49056 616-253-4281 They may be worth a try in your location. They probably will grow okay, but depending on the winter, may or may not have fruit each season.

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