[NAFEX] RHUBARB from seed (AND PAWPAW NOTE)
qazingulaza at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 10:37:33 EDT 2010
Steve, you can bet I'll come by for some rhubarb clones. My wine
rhubarb strategy is actually to establish separate plantings of the
various varieties I can collect which will allow me to experiment with
different mixes of juices.
On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 9:05 AM, loneroc <loneroc at countryspeed.com> wrote:
If you want a couple
> of starts swing by my place next spring.
Ventured to the McKay Center this weekend & yr directions were
flawless, Iocated the pawpaws immediately. No fruit to be seen
anywhere, no sign of fruit on the ground. I interviewed 2 guides,
neither of whom remembers ever seeing flowers or fruit. It does look
to me like originally one tree was planted & everything else is a
sucker. I'm a little surprised that no one has seen flowers since the
main tree has to be more than 20 years old. The guides seemed very
impatient with me asking questions about the pawpaws tho, they kept
dismissing them saying they're not native, they're just a novelty
I always forget what a wonder the place is tho, 100s of different
trees planted, each one IDed with an easy to read brass placard, & 3
gorgeous looking American Chestnuts (not hybrid) that must be 50 years
old or so with no signs of blight that I could see.
> A while back you asked about the location of the Iowa native pawpaws at the
> University of Wisconsin Arboretum. If you travel in a straight line from
> the McKay Visitors Center to the green outdoor restroom (located to the
> right of the white pine shaded rhododendron planting) you'll run into the
> pawpaws on the wood's edge about 50 yards beyond the bathroom.
> Steve H. Lone Rock, WI USDA zone 3.
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