[NAFEX] paw paw seedlings
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Mon Dec 22 12:29:35 EST 2008
They vary about as much as any other tree fruit. With good parents
you'll get a better percentage of seedlings that have fruit of useful
quality, but a really superior seedling will be uncommon. Look up
http://www.petersonpawpaws.com/ Neal mentions it took 25 years to get
the six improved selections he has produced. And he has done a LOT of
crossing and growing of seedlings.
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On Dec 22, 2008, at 9:22 AM, Alan Haigh wrote:
I put this question out a couple weeks ago but no one answered, I even
e'd the chairman of the paw paw special interest group to no avail. Do
paw paw seedlings closely duplicate the fruit quality of the parent
plant? Obviously the seeds are the result of cross pollination from a
second plant but if both parents have high quality fruit with a good
fruit to seed ratio are the seedlings likely to be of similar
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