[NAFEX] Questions on PawPaw
Helga and Bert Dunn
helbert at idirect.com
Fri Sep 27 11:01:22 EDT 2002
About 12 years ago I bought my AT- pawpaw- from Ernie Grimo
(nuttrees at grimonut.com) of the Niagara area- so far no blossoms. Don't know
his seed source- be an idea to ask- I did not!! .Tree is about 5 feet tall.
Bought seeds from a USA source3-4 years ago, currently the largest is
14-15" tall. Probable in both examples its just too winter cold here.
Consider persimmons -Diospyros Virginianna-- planted 9 years ago- have fruit
Bert Dunn RR4 Tottenham Ont zone 4b
see also http://www.littlefatwino.com/bertslist.html
THINK BLENDING, NOT VARIETALS
----- Original Message -----
From: "Georger" <georger at rogers.com>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 8:59 PM
> He everybody,
> I recently got interested in PawPaw as I still have room for few
more trees in my backyard. I tried the nurseries and Big Boxes with no luck.
After reading in The Toronto Star, I drove 100 KM to a plant sale held by U
of Guelph (Ontario, Canada). Only reason for my drive is just to get
pawpaw. I am late by 30 minutes and it was sold out.
> I have few questions about it.
> 1. If I use the seeds for propagation, how long it takes to fruit? How
long a grafted tree take to fruit?
> 2. I understand there should be more than two trees for pollination. If I
graft two varieties in one tree, can I get around that requirement?
> 3. Is there any place/ person in Canada where I can get a tree for this
> (BTW, if anyone prunes their flowering shrubs like hardy hibiscus/ French
Lilacs/ Rose of Sharon and wants a caring home for the cuttings, please
> George R. (5a)
> georger at rogers.com
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