[NAFEX] paw paw seedlings

David Consolvo fruitopia at firstva.com
Tue Dec 23 11:57:39 EST 2008

I once walked with fellow fruit-nut friend Stuart Wilson through a pawpaw 
experimental seedling orchard at the Wye Station on the eastern shore of 
Maryland.  We sampled fallen fruit.  We couldn't tell ANY difference in taste/quality 
of the flesh from tree to tree.  I admit though, that our taste buds were saturated 
quickly, and we didn't use anything to "clear our palates" between trees.
~David Consolvo
Hungrytown, Virginia

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Alan Haigh" <alandhaigh at gmail.com>
Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date:  Mon, 22 Dec 2008 12:22:45 -0500

>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 quality?

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