Anyone know if Duckworth A,B,C pawpaw selections available anywhere?
Duckworth A: Low-chill cultivar selected in San Mateo, Florida by Eric Duckworth, seedling of Louisiana native parent; tree with pyramidal
Duckworth B: Low-chill cultivar selected in San Mateo, Florida by Eric Duckworth, seedling of Louisiana native parent; grows no larger
than a shrub.
"Yes, Pawpaws in Palatka
This short report on CRFG member Eric
Duckworth's success in growing pawpaws in
Florida was excerpted from Lynettte Walther's
column, Good Seasons, in the Palatka Daily
News, which we thank for permission to reprint.
"Since everything I read seemed to
indicate that pawpaws grew further to
the north ... and not where I garden in
Northeast Florida, I gave up hope of
growing them myself.
"So imagine my delight when Eric
[Duckworth] assured me not only that
pawpaws grew here, but that they also
"Now, I have to tell you that Eric's
pawpaws seem to be exceptions to the
rule. So much so that agriculturists
from all over, including some from
universities, have come to Eric's garden
to see for themselves that pawpaws
He has developed
three new varieties, each with their
own characteristic. One of them, the
'A' pawpaw, grows in a pyramid shape.
The 'B' grows not larger than a big
shrub, and the 'C' grows in a cluster.
"You see, the parents of Eric's trees
came from Jackson, Parish, La.
" 'They come from Cajun pawpaws,'
Eric said proudly. 'I never told them
they weren't supposed to grow here.' "