[NAFEX] Paw paws suckering
Dr. Lucky Pittman
lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Thu Aug 26 15:36:06 EDT 2010
Yep. It's the norm. That's how you get a pawpaw patch - and one of the
reasons some 'patches' in the wild are not particularly productive - they're
all clones of the same original seedling; unless there's another seedling or
patch in the vicinity, potential for adequate cross-pollenation is low.
I've seen suckers pop up 20-30 ft or more away from solitary pawpaws in
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Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2010 2:24 PM
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Subject: [NAFEX] Paw paws suckering
Just noticed after I mowed a bunch of them that my older pawpaws are
starting to sucker after many years. Is this common? I've never seen
a paw paw grove in the wild so I'm in the dark here.
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