[NAFEX] Seeking advice about paw paws

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Sun Apr 16 08:24:14 EDT 2006

Hidden Springs Nursery ( http://www.hiddenspringsnursery.com/ ) has a  
nice selection of Pawpaw, and they are nice people.  I've found I  
have better luck in general if I buy from nurseries closer to me, and  
in particular, if plants don't need to be shipped over the rockies.


On Apr 16, 2006, at 12:24 AM, Diane Porter wrote:

> I live in southeast Iowa and want to try paw paws. I understand they
> do nicely here, but I've never seen, let alone tasted, a paw paw
> fruit, but they sound wonderful.
> A couple of years ago, a NAFEX subscriber kindly sent me some paw paw
> seeds. Unfortunately, only the deer got to taste the paw paws, but
> they by no means waited for the fruit. They yanked the seedlings
> right out of the ground, wiping out my entire crop in one night.
> I now have a serious deer fence on its way to me, and I want to try
> again. Is there a reasonable expectation of getting tasty fruits from
> seedlings? Or do I need to purchase grafted trees (about $25 each
> from Raintree)? Being optimistic about the quality of seedlings, I
> would like to try raising the trees from seed, bu I'm getting too old
> to wait years for fruit and then be disappointed in the taste. So I'd
> appreciate the expert advice of fellow NAFEXers. I also wonder if
> anyone can suggest somewhere that I can obtain some seeds.
> Diane Porter, Fairfield, Iowa

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