[nafex] pawpaws & black walnuts

Lucky Pittman Lucky.Pittman at murraystate.edu
Thu Jan 10 12:31:31 EST 2002

At 12:18 PM 01/10/2002 -0500, Bill wrote:
>Here in central PA, the old timers tell me that wild paw-paws were very
>common along the base of the mountains when they were kids. Now they are
>very rare. I have seen only one small tree in a neighboring county several
>years ago. They blame their dissappearance on the spread of black walnut
>trees. However, I know one guy here who grows lots of paw paws in his

The pawpaws growing wild along the creeks here in KY are very frequently 
growing in the shade of large, mature black walnuts.  The first pawpaw 
fruits I ever saw in the wild were in a small clump of trees growing up all 
around a BW.
Lucky Pittman
USDA Zone 6
Hopkinsville, KY

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