Lucky.Pittman at murraystate.edu
Thu Jan 10 09:10:45 EST 2002
At 07:24 AM 01/10/2002 -0600, you wrote:
> Hi Lucky and Group
>Thanks for the info. Do you know where I can find additional info on these
>types or species or families....(A.parviflora and
>A.reticulata) ? I have never heard of these before and thought pawpaws were
>all the same (family?)
Pawpaws are all in the same genus, Asimina, but there are different
species, and, I presume, different strains or races within a particular
species. The KYSU pawpaw site(www.pawpaw.kysu.edu) is probably the best
website for pawpaw info. Dirr discusses the Asimina species to some extent
in his 'Manual of Woody Landscape Plants'.
>I guess the good ones are graftable onto these?
I've got an A.parviflora(dwarf pawpaw) selection from Alabama grafted onto
A.triloba rootstock here, and it has (so far) survived 2 or 3 Kentucky winters.
> I hear it's difficult to
I've had decent success doing simple whip graft with dormant scions just
after the rootstock begins pushing leaves.
USDA Zone 6
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