Your three pawpaws (one of each variety) performed with amazingly rapid growth the second season, after mainly root growth the first season as you forewarned. I am extremely impressed by the rapid healthy thick-stemmed new growth — and this in a blazing hot climate toward the south end of pawpaw’s range, where most other selected varieties just struggle along. I have now grown a few score of pawpaws, including a half-dozen other grafted varieties of well known type. None came close to this initial growth rate I got with all three of yours. I expect possibly to be eating fruit next year, the third season. Even as initially received they were far stockier than others I have ordered from here and there. I am really impressed at the fast thick growing of yours (after initial concern at how little root there was on the field grown trees I received). I look forward to obtaining more and especially the additional varieties soon to come out.
- Discussion Re: Bleach Taste in Fruit, Causes, Remedies
- Wall Street Journal 1993: Neal Peterson’s Goal is to Domesticate the Wild Pawpaw
- Garden and Gun Magazine: The Mad Scientist of Pawpaws
- For the Love of Pawpaws: A Mini Manual for Growing and Caring for PawPaws – From Seed to Table
- Pawpaw: In Search of America’s Forgotten Fruit by Andrew Moore