What is Pawpaw

What is pawpaw slide 2

Slide 2:  The pawpaw, Asimina triloba, is an understory tree that is usually found in the understory of forests in the SE U.S. Please note the native range map on the slide. The pawpaw’s native range is shaded in green on the map. The fruit has an interesting flavor that resembles a blending of pineapple, mango, and banana. Some fruit can have a melon aftertaste. Some fruit from wild trees can have a bitter aftertaste and poor eating quality. At KSU, we are interested in developing pawpaw as a new fruit crop for small farmers in the SE, many of whom grow tobacco. Pawpaw is also of interest to homeowners as a component in edible landscapes. Nurseries are interested in selling these unique trees. Another positive aspect of growing pawpaw is that organic production is possible.


*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