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  • From: Hector Black <>
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  • Subject: Re: [nafex] My plan to move a pawpaw root sucker
  • Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2013 14:44:42 -0500

Hi Betsy,
We've had good luck doing that. Be sure to water well before digging.
Hector Black
, zone 6 middle tn

On Jun 29, 2013, at 2:22 PM, Elizabeth Hilborn wrote:

> I have a very vigorous 1 foot high root sucker in my pawpaw bed. My plan
> is to wait until leaf drop, cut all lateral roots with a sharp shovel
> about 1 foot from the stem. Then after leaf drop in fall 2014, lift the
> root ball out, capturing as much tap root as I can manage and transplant
> it to its new location.
> What do folks think of my plan? Does anyone have experience
> transplanting root suckers? I would love input as I do have to eliminate
> this plant in its current location, and I would like to use it.
> Thanks,
> Betsy Hilborn
> 7a NC Where all the fruit tastes watery because of our abundant rains
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