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.
Pawpaws are a temperate fruit native from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast. They are widely adapted to acid soils with adequate moisture.
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.
Pawpaw flowers are color of deep burgundy and mostly pollinated by flies and beetles. Hand pollination is not difficult to do.
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.
DISEASES, PESTS, & BUTTERFLIES
The pawpaw is remarkable unbothered by diseases and pests. But like all organisms it some insect and fungal pests.