[nafex] Pawpaw

Gordon Nofs gc_nofs at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 7 19:26:35 EST 2002


Wild pawpaws usually are large hen sized. Davis, and Prolific get up to a 
pound and more.
       Gordon===================


----Original Message Follows----
From: Victor Patterson <vsp at flash.net>
Reply-To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [nafex] Pawpaw
Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2002 17:26:33 -0600

Sam:
    I had the same experience when I planted pawpaw seeds or trees from
northern stock in the Houston, Texas area. I collected seeds from wild
pawpaws in northeast Texas and have gotten good growth and fruit albeit
small fruit size.
Victor

Sam Franc wrote:
 >
 > FWIW:
 > Here on the Oregon coast in zone 8a, pawpaws are a waste of space.
 > The trees grow so slowly it will be 40 years before they are big enough 
to
 > bear, I guess.
 > Mine were planted as 2 year old pots in 1991 and they are about 6 feet 
tall.
 > I have never seen a blossom on any of them.
 > The leaves are pretty but they turn yellow in the fall and fall off 
quickly
 > so they do not present a fall show.
 > The trunks are about one inch in diameter.
 > The limbs grow upright and are quite small in diameter.
 > So they have the appearance of a bush rather than a tree.
 > I have never seen them anywhere else so I don't know if this is par for 
the
 > course or not.
 > Sam
 >
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Gordon C. Nofs
Flint, Michigan
gc_nofs at hotmail.com


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