[NAFEX] The pawpaw's stamp of approval (Christian Science Monitor)
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Tue Aug 16 23:00:49 EDT 2011
There is one variety that is supposed to be self-fertile - Sunflower.
I am trying to grow some pawpaws here in NM. I've seen one tree that a
friend has grown. It looked a little bleached out from the intense sun
here but apparently is growing well for my friend. Don't know if it has
Lots of pawpaws in western NY. I've seen them in Ithaca, where they
sometimes appear in roadside fruit stands in the fall.
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On 8/16/2011 8:41 PM, mIEKAL aND wrote:
> Dan, I'm by no means a pawpaw expert, but my understanding is that
> they are dioescious, meaning the male& female flowers are on separate
> trees. I have all PA Golden growing. I had never tasted pawpaw fruit
> & was fully expecting that they would be an "acquired" taste but I was
> quite surprised by the custardy banana / mango flavor. The small pile
> of fruits I got disappeared as soon as they were ripe. I now have
> about 10 seeds from them recently sprouted in the greenhouse.
> If you search pawpaw in the archives you'll come up with some other
> short season varieties.
> If you're in the twin cities you actually have a longer season than I
> do here.....
> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 9:27 PM, Dan Nave<nave1 at comcast.net> wrote:
>> That's very interesting. When I had looked online about pawpaws I got the impression that they
>> wouldn't fruit up here.
>> But, if you are growing then and getting fruit it may work here as well. Also, global warming...
>> Don't you need two varieties to pollinate? What other varieties would work here, do you think?
>> St. Paul, MN zone 4a or 4b
>> On 8/16/2011 8:06 PM, mIEKAL aND wrote:
>>> You should have a really good chance of growing varieties like PA
>>> Golden in the zone 4 part of MN. I'm in SW Wisc& have been growing
>>> them for about 10 years. Got my first fruit last year& have about
>>> the same number of fruit this year.
>>> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 5:13 PM, Dan Nave<nave1 at comcast.net> wrote:
>>>> Great article Sam. When I was in India, the Custard Apple (which I believe is similar to Pawpaw),
>>>> was a favorite.
>>>> Too bad we can't grow them in Minnesota.
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