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SEED GERMINATION

Pawpaw seeds are very slow to germinate and in nature come up in July. If you follow the instructions in this section, you can have good germination.

 

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GROWING CONDITIONS

Pawpaws are a temperate fruit native from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast. They are widely adapted to acid soils with adequate moisture.

 

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GRAFTING

Grafting pawpaws is easy and comparable to other fruit trees. All the grafting techniques can be applied to pawpaw ― whip and tongue, bark inlay, cleft, chip budding etc.

 

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POLLINATION

Pawpaw flowers are color of deep burgundy and mostly pollinated by flies and beetles. Hand pollination is not difficult to do.

 

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HOW TO HARVEST

The fruit ripens in the Fall. It is fragile and perishable. Read more to find out how to harvest and store this wonderful fruit.

 

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DISEASES, PESTS, & BUTTERFLIES

The pawpaw is remarkable unbothered by diseases and pests. But like all organisms it some insect and fungal pests.