[nafex] Pawpaws

Lucky Pittman 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
>graft pawpaws.
I've had decent success doing simple whip graft with dormant scions just 
after the rootstock begins pushing leaves.

Lucky Pittman
USDA Zone 6
Hopkinsville, KY

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