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Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« Reply #125 on: March 15, 2017, 10:51:38 AM »
With Luis giving us an update, I thought I would do the same.
I have 7 one-year-old seedlings that I've just brought out of winter storage in a friend's basement. They range from 9 inches tall to 20 inches. Seeds were from wild fruit. They are pretty thin - not even pencil thickness except maybe at the base of the tallest plant.
Not sure what i'm going to do with these. I may plant some in the ground soon or I may keep them in pots another year until they get grafting size.
My primary focus now is nurturing 72 seeds I planted at the end of January. I have 72 Treepots (14 inch deep) each planted with one seed.
Seeds are a mix of wild seed and seeds from named varieties like Susquehanna, Sweet Alice, Wabash, Sunflower, and the new KSU release Benson. I have some seeds that are just about to send up shoots. In the deep pots I think they take a bit longer while the taproot gets to the bottom. I plan to plant these in the spring of 2018 on my property. Trying to finally get my own mini-orchard! I am more excited by the roulette of seedlings than by buying or grafting named varieties.
I had some issues with the potting mix drying out and have lost some seeds. I definitely would make some changes to my setup if I did this again.

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« Reply #126 on: March 16, 2017, 08:54:45 PM »
My favorite paw paw is Rebecca's Gold. It's a big yellow fruit and very yummy, maturing a few weeks before the native variety which is about half the size overall but almost just as good. I've planted seeds in 5 gallon pots that I leave outside under the shade of an old wisteria vine arbor, and pretty much leave them to nature except for watering with hose when watering other stuff. They come up in summer and stay there in light shade for s few years until ready to plant out in the sun when about two feet high or better. Maintenance free fruit trees. Fabulous.

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« Reply #127 on: March 17, 2017, 08:56:16 AM »
My favorite paw paw is Rebecca's Gold. It's a big yellow fruit and very yummy, maturing a few weeks before the native variety which is about half the size overall but almost just as good. I've planted seeds in 5 gallon pots that I leave outside under the shade of an old wisteria vine arbor, and pretty much leave them to nature except for watering with hose when watering other stuff. They come up in summer and stay there in light shade for s few years until ready to plant out in the sun when about two feet high or better. Maintenance free fruit trees. Fabulous.
I like that approach! I am definitely a tinkerer/worrier/obsessive. I get antsy if I'm not doing something to the plants. Admitting it is the first step to recovery, right? :)
I am getting better at it.
I have heard of Rebecca's Gold but never tasted. Do you ever share scions?

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« Reply #128 on: March 17, 2017, 10:32:36 AM »
My favorite paw paw is Rebecca's Gold. It's a big yellow fruit and very yummy, maturing a few weeks before the native variety which is about half the size overall but almost just as good. I've planted seeds in 5 gallon pots that I leave outside under the shade of an old wisteria vine arbor, and pretty much leave them to nature except for watering with hose when watering other stuff. They come up in summer and stay there in light shade for s few years until ready to plant out in the sun when about two feet high or better. Maintenance free fruit trees. Fabulous.
That's interesting. I read somewere that variety was not so good. Of course i understand that the same variety can give great fruit on one variety and poor ones on other location. 

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« Reply #129 on: March 17, 2017, 10:34:03 AM »
By the way what varieties consistently are the best ones? Thank's!  :)

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« Reply #130 on: March 17, 2017, 01:58:05 PM »

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« Reply #131 on: March 17, 2017, 04:24:37 PM »

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« Reply #132 on: March 17, 2017, 07:43:58 PM »
Triloba tracker, I've never shared scions or tried propogation other than planting seeds. I'm hoping to try grafting some trifoliata hybrids onto some trifoliata seedlings in the future. Other than that, I figure my native paw paws and mountain ash and native crabapples will do just fine the natural way by seeds. Cheap and easy that way too.

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« Reply #133 on: March 17, 2017, 08:17:20 PM »
By the way what varieties consistently are the best ones? Thank's!  :)


The patented varieties from Neal Peterson are generally/widely regarded as superior. Neal says his Susquehanna selection is his favorite. I have had some of these fruits and I have to say they are pretty amazing. Firm texture, low seed:flesh ratio, very smooth and intriguing flavor. A Susquehanna won Best Pawpaw at the 2016 International Pawpaw Conference. (you can also check the ohio pawpaw festival for their list of past winners.) www.petersonpawpaws.com

Overleese is an old classic that has also won contests. Sunflower is popular. I've heard bad things about Wilson. KSU Atwood was a favorite at the International Conference.


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« Reply #134 on: March 18, 2017, 07:06:43 AM »
By the way what varieties consistently are the best ones? Thank's!  :)


The patented varieties from Neal Peterson are generally/widely regarded as superior. Neal says his Susquehanna selection is his favorite. I have had some of these fruits and I have to say they are pretty amazing. Firm texture, low seed:flesh ratio, very smooth and intriguing flavor. A Susquehanna won Best Pawpaw at the 2016 International Pawpaw Conference. (you can also check the ohio pawpaw festival for their list of past winners.) www.petersonpawpaws.com

Overleese is an old classic that has also won contests. Sunflower is popular. I've heard bad things about Wilson. KSU Atwood was a favorite at the International Conference.
Thank's a lot for your reply! And do you know anything about Prima, Mango and Georgia varieties? Thank's!

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« Reply #135 on: March 18, 2017, 09:11:53 AM »
Thank's a lot for your reply! And do you know anything about Prima, Mango and Georgia varieties? Thank's!
Don't know a lot, unfortunately.
Prima I believe was a variety selected/bred in Italy (?) Could be way off. I do think it's a European variety at least. Don't know anything about its quality.
Mango is one you see a fair amount of here in the US. That doesn't necessarily mean it's good though :) I think it's probably at least average or above average.
I have never heard of Georgia. There were several varieties on one of the websites you posted that I have never heard of  :o

I know there are many other folks hiding here on the forum who are more experienced with named cultivars than I am :)

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« Reply #136 on: March 18, 2017, 10:07:39 AM »
Thank's!  :)

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« Reply #137 on: March 19, 2017, 12:05:28 PM »
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