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  • Subject: [nafex] Pomona and Pawpaws!
  • Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:46:29 +0000 (UTC)

The Summer 2017 issue of Pomona isgoing to be dedicated to our great native
tree, the PAWPAW!
This is a call to those who have anyexperience with pawpaws to contribute a
report to Pomona. Whether itbe in growing, breeding, marketing, or cooking,
we hope you willshare your experience with other NAFEX members. Since our
issue isonline we can include color photos, so please send those along, too.
Don't worry if you don't know how to insert a photo in the text, justattach
it to an email and we'll take care of the rest.
Since pawpaws are not widely grown,there's not a whole lot of information on
them available, especiallywhen it comes to the performance of particular
varieties in differentregions. Even if you have just a couple of pawpaw
trees, yourexperience may help another perspective grower.
Jackie Kuhn, the editor of Pomona, hasrepresented NAFEX at several Mother
Earth News Fairs, and she reportsshe receives a lot of questions concerning
pawpaws. There isinterest out there; let's get the information out.
The NAFEX conference in Tifton thissummer will have some lectures on
pawpaws. A series of articles onpawpaws right before the conference may
inspire heightened interestin these lectures.
Please send articles
Of course, articles on any other topicwill be welcome
Thanks so much!
Melinda McCuan Gathering Editor, Pomona Summer 2017
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Greetings All -

Can anyone tell me if gooseberries do any significant shedding of thorns or
thorn-laden branches? I had them once and as I recall, when they're
reasonably well kept, they really don't drop thorns or wood.

Reason I'm asking is I'm tearing out landscape grass around the pool at our
new home, and I'm trying to figure out if gooseberries are a reasonable
replacement in the more out-of-the way spots. Currants will be going in to
the holes where it's more likely people might brush up against the plants ;)


Pete Chrisbacher

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