Pawpaw Distribution

Most species of the genus Asimina are limited to the extreme southeastern portion of the United States (Figures 1-3). However, A. parviflora is found as far north as Virginia and A. triloba occurs as far north as southern Michigan and as far west as eastern Nebraska and Oklahoma. Figures 1 through 3 show the distribution of each Asimina species. These should aid those interested in collecting superior fruit, which are necessary for genetic improvement and subsequent commercialization of the crop.


*The Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)
*Research Needs
*Table 1 - Descriptions for Species of Asimina Native to the United States Mainland
*Table 2 - Nomclature of Asimina Species
*Table 3 - Pawpaw Cultivars
*Table 4 - Traits to be Considered When Selecting Pawpaws
*Figure 1 - Distribution of Asimina triloba in the united States
*Figure 2 - Distribution of Asimina Species Native to Extreme Southeastern United States
*Figure 3 - Distribution of Asimina parviflora in the United States