Pawpaw Propagation and Nursery Sources

Pawpaw propagation and nursery sources slide

Slide 10:  Historically, pawpaws have been a difficult tree species to propagate. What appear to be small Pawpaw trees in a patch can often be rootsuckers that have poorly developed root systems and often do not survive transplanting. Seed is desiccation sensitive and requires stratification. Freshly cleaned seed should be stratified for at least 3 months at 5°C in moist peat moss in ziplock bags prior to planting. Commercial clonal propagation of cultivars is usually via chip budding or whip and tongue grafting onto seedling rootstock. Many nurseries produce Pawpaw trees for sale in containers. We usually do not recommend purchasing bare root Pawpaw trees from nurseries. However, some reputable nurseries do produce high quality bare root trees and these nurseries will guarantee tree replacement if the tree dies.


*Slide 1 - Development of Pawpaw as A Commercial Fruit Crop by Kirk W. Pomper, Ph.D.
*Slide 2 - What is Pawpaw?
*Slide 3 - Pawpaw Information Web Site
*Slide 4 - USDA National Clonal Germplasm Repository for Asimina spp. at KSU
*Slide 5 - Pawpaws in the Wild
*Slide 6 - Where are we in Terms of Developing a Pawpaw Industry? – 1
Slide 7 - Where are we in Terms of Developing a Pawpaw Industry? – 2
*Slide 8 - Pawpaw Production
*Slide 9 - Establishing a Pawpaw Orchard
*Slide 10 - Pawpaw Propagation and Nursery Sources
*Slide 11 - Seedlings and Cultivars
*Slide 12 - Reports from Regional Variety Trial Cooperators and Cooperating Institutions by Location
*Slide 13 - Cupric Hydroxide Container Treatment in Seedling Production
*Slide 14 - Pawpaw Seedling Growth in 2 gallon Treepots with SpinOut
*Slide 15 - Development of Pawpaw Seedling Rootstocks
*Slide 16 - What cultivars should I plant?
*Slide 17 - Pawpaw Regional Variety Trial Cooperators and Cooperating Institutions
*Slide 18 - 1-7-1 and PA-Golden
*Slide 19 - Overleese, NC-1, and Sunflower
*Slide 20 - 2002 Results of Pawpaw RVT Planting at KSU
*Slide 21 - Pawpaw Yield Data Compared to Apple Yields (NE-183)
*Slide 22 - Establishing a Pawpaw Orchard
*Slide 23 - Field Planting Pawpaw
*Slide 24 - Pawpaw Training and Pruning
*Slide 25 - Fertilization and Irrigation of Pawpaw
*Slide 26 - Pawpaw Pests
*Slide 27 - Flowering Time
*Slide 28 - Flowering Time for Three Cultivars 2002
*Slide 29 - Harvest Time
*Slide 30 - Harvest Periods for Three Cultivars 2002
*Slide 31 - Pawpaw Fruit Climacteric
*Slide 32 - Pawpaw Production
*Slide 33 - Pawpaw Overview