[nafex] Pawpaw seedlings - true to parent?
leeareich at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 19:58:26 EST 2020
I also have grown some of John Gordon’s SSA seedlings. They were pretty good but, alas, I’ve tired of the taste of pawpaws and rarely eat one. I know of a number of people with similar experience.
I have not yet tasted any of Neal Peterson’s selections, which everyone raves about. I have some grafts; they flower but never fruit because of pawpaw peduncle borers. Do they really TASTE substantially better or different from some of the othe named selections?
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> On Nov 23, 2020, at 3:31 PM, Elizabeth Hilborn <ehilborn at mebtel.net> wrote:
> Hi Lucky,
> Is that your personal experience? Or can anyone else on list vouch for this?
> I have not had pawpaw seedlings fruit yet, but I have seen diametrically opposed opinions on this around the 'net.
> On 11/23/2020 8:37 AM, Louis Pittman wrote:
>> Pawpaw fruits from named-parentage seedlings are
>> quite similar in most respects to those of the parent variety.
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