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First and second year pawpaws
« on: August 07, 2016, 07:58:27 PM »
The pawpaw seedlings i put in last year and this year, mostly in partial shade on a south facing hill in zone 4b. They are surrounded by black walnuts and are planted in a heavy clay soil.  They seem to be doing decently well so next year i plan on expanding my plantings to full sun and including some named cultivars in that planting.

One year old seedling



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Re: First and second year pawpaws
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2016, 04:37:54 PM »
Very nice. You're ahead of me considering I don't have any in the ground. Good luck!
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Re: First and second year pawpaws
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2017, 08:36:38 AM »
the seedling pawpaws here in zone 4b are starting to leaf out


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Re: First and second year pawpaws
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2017, 10:19:54 AM »
Not a ton of leaf growth on the three year old pawpaw, but some trunck growth....and decent growth on second year pawpaws






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Re: First and second year pawpaws
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2017, 01:22:15 AM »
Good luck with them.  I am trying to grow them in some 9b, AS.  A challenge, but alive after 3 years.  They are fascinating trees.  I love them.

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Re: First and second year pawpaws
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2017, 12:44:58 PM »
Not a ton of leaf growth on the three year old pawpaw, but some trunck growth....and decent growth on second year pawpaws






Cool! You may see improvement if you clear the area, maybe 3 feet diameter, around the trees, then add some organic matter and mulch. Hard to tell but looks like a lot of competition from weeds etc around the trees.
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Re: First and second year pawpaws
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2017, 11:03:19 PM »
Thanks Andrew and Triloba. I'd love to do more to provide ideal growing conditions...unfortunately the pawpaws are growing on family property that I only make it out to 4 or 5 times a year.  I am spreading some compost in the area in spring and fall though.

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Re: First and second year pawpaws
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2017, 08:09:11 PM »
Even if you pull the grass and weeds from around the trees by hand and crunch up some fall leaves to make mulch around them in fall, you will get quicker growth and therefore less years to wait to get fruit. Yours trees won't bloom until over 5 or 6 feet tall.

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Re: First and second year pawpaws
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2017, 05:17:28 PM »
Pawpaw trees love easy water access. That's why they have long tap roots and so you find them wild on the banks of the rivers. Since we have our own well water and live about 3 miles interior of the river banks I have been watering pawpaws more often than Kiwi, Chinese jujube, Persimmon and others when we are in 6b zone. Good organic mulch and planting trees very close will help to conserve water for the surface roots and pollination.   Triphal

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Re: First and second year pawpaws
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2017, 04:30:34 PM »
Thanks guys, I guess I probably should make an effort to clear the area even if I am only am able to do it a few times a year. 

 

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