[NAFEX] Paw Paw seedlings

Lucky Pittman lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Wed Jun 10 12:57:44 EDT 2009

It's very easy for me to understand how a couple of persimmon seeds 
could have been incorporated into a batch of pawpaw seed when you 
have a nursery operator, like John Gordon - or myself - who's 
gathering/cleaning/storing both persimmon & pawpaw seeds in large 
quantities.  And, the physical appearance of persimmon & pawpaw seeds 
is not all that different - granted, most pawpaw seeds are larger and 
thicker than the typical persimmon seed - but I've seen some large 
persimmon seeds that were bigger than some small pawpaw seed.  If you 
were planting a large quantity - like the pound or two that mIEKAL 
was working with, you might not even notice a couple of persimmon 
seeds as being significantly different.

Pretty unlikely that John Gordon's got A.parviflora growing in 
Amherst, NY, as it's pretty much a zone 7-8 plant.

Lucky Pittman
USDA Cold Zone 6
AHS Heat Zone 7
Hopkinsville, KY 

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