[nafex] Pawpaw

Victor Patterson vsp at flash.net
Mon Jan 7 18:26:33 EST 2002


Sam:
   I had the same experience when I planted pawpaw seeds or trees from
northern stock in the Houston, Texas area. I collected seeds from wild
pawpaws in northeast Texas and have gotten good growth and fruit albeit
small fruit size.
Victor

Sam Franc wrote:
> 
> FWIW:
> Here on the Oregon coast in zone 8a, pawpaws are a waste of space.
> The trees grow so slowly it will be 40 years before they are big enough to
> bear, I guess.
> Mine were planted as 2 year old pots in 1991 and they are about 6 feet tall.
> I have never seen a blossom on any of them.
> The leaves are pretty but they turn yellow in the fall and fall off quickly
> so they do not present a fall show.
> The trunks are about one inch in diameter.
> The limbs grow upright and are quite small in diameter.
> So they have the appearance of a bush rather than a tree.
> I have never seen them anywhere else so I don't know if this is par for the
> course or not.
> Sam
> 
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