[nafex ibiblio list] pawpaw seed viability

Chris Garriss cgarriss at garriss.net
Fri Dec 30 14:14:03 EST 2011


Not really on topic, but...I don't know anyone that grows Pawpaws - or more
precisely I don't know where anyone that has posted about growing them
lives.  Over the years several people have told me that there were wild
ones on their property.  In each case when I finally got them to take me to
the location the tree was either dead or "missing".  The fruit has shown up
so many times in writings that I've always wanted to see and try it, thus
far in vain.  Do any of you that grow it live in or near the central part
of North Carolina?  And, in season would be willing to show it to me and
let me try it?

Thanks,
Chris

On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 1:28 PM, Alexander Brands <abb7 at lehigh.edu> wrote:

>
> > Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 15:08:23 -0800 (PST)
> > From: rob hamilton <lostman_amiga at yahoo.com>
> > Subject: [nafex ibiblio list] pawpaw seed viability
> >
> > I was told you can check a seeds viability by seeing if it sinks of
> > floats.? Would this be true for >pawpaw seeds as well?
>
> A few years ago I tested this for myself, and can tell you that this
> is not a good test for paw paw seeds.  Just as many floaters as
> sinkers germinated.  Don't throw away the floaters!
>
> Alex
>
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