[NAFEX] Vein chlorosis in paw paw seedling
qazingulaza at gmail.com
Wed Aug 4 11:51:36 EDT 2010
I plant deep rooted starts like pawpaws, chestnuts & buartnuts in
treetubes & they develop massive root structure after the first season
& the deeper more vigorous roots transplant well.
Have about 10 fruit hanging on a PA Golden for the first time. We'll
see if they ripen up here in the cold cold north.
On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 10:47 AM, Matt Demmon <mdemmon at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think you would have a hard time getting a paw to be pot bound the
> first year. In my experience, they have thick, fleshy roots with very
> little branching and no visible fine roots. usually mine go down like
> a carrot until they hit the bottom of the pot, then they try to get
> out if they can.
> I've had much better results and successful (even mid-summer
> bareroot!) transplanting by growing paw paws, peaches, and apricots in
> my partially finished compost pile. They'll have bigger tops and
> simply enormous, branched root systems. I just dig them out with my
> hands and they are so vigorous they transplant great. I have a 3 pile
> system, so the pile has already been sitting for a whole year when I
> seed them in the fall, and then I transplant the plants out of the
> compost sometime during the following summer or fall, then add the
> compost to my vegetable garden and start over again.
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