[nafex] Persimmons & Pawpaws in zone 4?

Sam Brungardt samb at pop.isd.net
Thu Mar 22 00:04:30 EST 2001


Bert, what kind of persimmons do you have and where did you get the 
trees or seed?--Sam Brungardt, St. Paul, MN (USDA hardiness zone 4B)

>Hi Lucky
>Our asimina trilobas coming into their 3rd summer. Still pretty small.
>An acquaintance about 20 miles N/W of me has AT's- has had no fruit yet- too
>immature. . he also is zone 4b.
>Our persimmons taste great!            Bert
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>Bert Dunn   RR4 Tottenham   Ont    zone 4b
>www.hardygrapes.tottenham.on.ca
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>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Lucky Pittman" <Lucky.Pittman at murraystate.edu>
>To: <nafex at yahoogroups.com>
>Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2001 3:09 PM
>Subject: [nafex] Persimmons & Pawpaws in zone 4?
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>>  At 12:58 PM 03/21/2001 -0500, Bert Dunn wrote:
>>  >These are F2 seeds from Nafex distribution programme about 1992. A number
>of
>>  >members said they'd never grow in zone 4b. Some of my trees  are 14' high
>>  >and been through 8/9 Ontario winters
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>>  Interesting, Bert.
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>>  I had a query recently from a fellow in Onalaska, WI - zone 4, who was
>>  interested in trying to grow pawpaws(Asimina triloba) there - any thoughts
>>  on the likelihood that they'll survive or fruit there?
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>>  I sent him a few KY-native pawpaw seed for trial planting, but recommended
>>  he check out some of the northern nurseries that propagate pawpaws,
>>  like  Ken Asmus' OIKOS Tree Crops, John Gordon's nursery, and the Sibleys
>>  at Tollgate G&N.
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>>  I'd be interested in hearing of any experience any of you NAFEXers in
>>  harsher winter climates might have had in growing either pawpaws or
>persimmons.
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>>  Lucky Pittman
>>  USDA Zone 6
>>  Hopkinsville, KY
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