[NAFEX] Pawpaws to Plums

Mathew Waehner waehner at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 10:22:55 EDT 2009

Vernon:  Pawpaws spread by runners to form colonies.  I can't wait for my
(non-grafted) pawpaws to produce volunteers.  Perhaps a good strategy would
be to allow the rootstock to spread to an area where it could be allowed to
grow.   As I understand it, there are very few strains that produce bad

On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 9:52 AM, nottke1 <nottke1 at earthlink.net> wrote:

>  Vernon,
> I have not used a root sprout to pollinate a grafted tree - should work - I
> have never seen root sprouts out-compete a grafted pawpaw.
> I usually dig all my root sprouts each Winter and use them for grafting
> each Spring, in spite of some references that advise against it I have been
> doing it for 10 years.
> Jim, z7, NC
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vernon parker
> Sent: Sep 17, 2009 9:28 AM
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [NAFEX] Pawpaws to Plums
> One of my grafted pawpaws is sprouting from its roots. Should I nurture the
> sprout so it can cross pollinate the tree or cut it off. Also, I have a wild
> plum thicket and I was wondering if I can use some of the seedlings to try
> my luck at grafting.
> V. Parker
> Zone 6b
> West TN
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