[NAFEX] good tasting paw paws

Ron Powell, PhD Botrytis at fuse.net
Thu Feb 24 21:29:34 EST 2011

I have 5 years of pawpaw production data in USDA Zone 6 and PA Golden is not 
necessarily the earliest cultivar to ripen!  It is among a group of pawpaws 
to ripen early but certainly not the earliest.  Which PA Golden are you 
talking about?  I am growing at least 4 different PA Golden cultivars 1, 2, 
3, & 4.  I think that you have a good idea but may want to consider 
broadening your list of pawpaws to cross.

Ron in Zone 6

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "mIEKAL aND" <qazingulaza at gmail.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:51 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] good tasting paw paws

As a followup thought. Perhaps a reason to plant some of those other
varieties up here in the far northern reaches of pawpaw possibilities
would be to create some crosses with the PA Golden.  Even if the fruit
wouldn't ripe up here, perhaps the flowering times would similar in
the spring.

On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 1:33 PM, mIEKAL aND <qazingulaza at gmail.com> wrote:
> Now that I've been able to get PA Golden to ripen here in WI, I wonder
> if Sunflower or Prolific would have any chance to get close to
> ripening. I'm assuming all pawpaw varities would be cold hardy here
> but the issue is length of growing season for far northern growers.
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