Habitat & Adaptation

Pawpaw trees are smaller deciduous trees that are usually between 5-10 m in height, and are most commonly found in the 25 eastern most states of the United States. Trees that are found in sunny environments tend to have dark green leaves that are long and droopy, as well as straighter stems. The leaves are typically elongated, simple leaves. The trees display an open-branching structure with fruits borne closer to the base of the stem for stronger support and protection. The fruits themselves have a thicker, durable skin which provides for more protection. These trees are known to be able to withstand droughts and have a cold hardiness. Now that you know where you can find these delicious fruits, lets move on to how they stay fit and in shape by taking a look at their nutrition.