[NAFEX] black walnuts and pawpaws
nottke1 at earthlink.net
Tue Dec 18 07:50:55 EST 2007
To answer your query I took a hike along two of my creek bottoms - like Lucky, I could not tell that the pawpaws were any less vigorous in the vicinity of Black Walnut trees. I have noticed that most plants native to this area are minimally affected by Black Walnut - as opposed to non-native annuals, like soybeans - plant soybeans in a field with a Black Walnut on the finge and you can map the Black Walnut roots due to the stunted and discolored beans.
If you want to harvest fruit, I recommend growing the pawpaws in full morning and mid-day sun, but you may want to avoid late afternoon sun.
>From: Diane Porter <dporter at lisco.com>
>Sent: Dec 16, 2007 1:26 PM
>To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Cc: Diane Porter <dporter at lisco.com>
>Subject: [NAFEX] black walnuts and pawpaws
>In October I planted two seedling pawpaws in a sheltered but sunny
>location down near the creek. There are many young black walnut trees
>in the area. The two pawpaws are in a clearing, but we did cut down a
>couple of small black walnuts to make room for them.
>Will they be OK in the vicinity of the walnuts? I'm wondering whether
>I should plant a grafted pawpaw near them in the spring. I wouldn't
>want to lose my investment in the grafted tree if the walnuts are
>going to make it impossible for the trees to thrive.
>dporter at birdwatching.com
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