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Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« Reply #225 on: April 03, 2019, 09:51:12 AM »
I think there is some doubt as to whether it truly is self-fertile. That could be part of the issue with the fruits failing.

Sunflower is only partially self-fertile, you definitely can obtain a few fruits in an isolated tree, but the presence of a pollinator would make an huge improvement. Prima is the main self-fertile variety, one of the few in that group and notorious for that.

Good deal! What is your opinion of these two varieties, in terms of flavor and fruit size?
Also, are you growing many pawpaws there in Spain?

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Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« Reply #226 on: April 03, 2019, 10:32:45 AM »
I have a Prima but is still too young to bear fruit. Has a few flower buds developping (so far so good). With some luck I will taste it this year.

I was evaluating to buy another variety this year, as different in flavour, size and color as possible, but is a little late to buy online probably. All that remains available near my area is mango and prolific. Prolific is in the same genetic line as Susquehanna so it could worth it
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Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« Reply #227 on: April 03, 2019, 11:20:24 AM »
Hope you get fruit from your Prima this year!

I donít think Prolific is related to Susquehanna. See link below which is a presentation from Neal Peterson. Prolific was a seedling selected by Corwin Davis. Neal did not use seeds of Prolific in his work as I can tell, according to his charts.
http://www.pawpaw.kysu.edu/PDF/PDF's%20of%20Powerpoints/2016%20KSU%20conference%204th%20International.pdf

Susquehanna was a seedling from an unknown tree at Blandy Experimental Farm.
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Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« Reply #228 on: April 03, 2019, 12:03:02 PM »
had read it somewhere, lets see...

Ok, I was wrong, is Shenandoah, not Susquehanna.

Prolific, Overleese and Shenandoah are genetically close.
NC-1 and Rebecca's gold are "twins". Even more closely related (both are in a different group than the former three).
And Davis and Taytwo form also its own clade.
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Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« Reply #229 on: April 17, 2019, 06:20:10 AM »
Just for information, I do have Prima since several years, and do have experiences on it. So if anyone have still some questions please feel free to ask.
ĄMay your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.ď N. Mandela

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Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« Reply #230 on: April 17, 2019, 02:02:11 PM »
Shade protection for my pawpaws.Its made of construction fiber glass net thats put in 2 layers.Works great for me. Sapranthus Palanga also known as Asimina Foetida .Its a tropical annonaceae quite similar to A Triloba.Pictures are not mein but i wanted to share this as i think its interesting; I think this could probably be crossed with A triloba .
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Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« Reply #231 on: April 17, 2019, 03:20:43 PM »
Whoa cool pictures! I have never researched A foetida

Shade cloth looks good. I use 50% shade cloth bought in bulk from Greenhouse Megastore.com. I love it - easy to cut and doesnít color unraveled. Donít know how long it would last - I only use it for a year (summer)

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Re: Asiminaholics Anonymous
« Reply #232 on: April 18, 2019, 08:01:38 AM »
Are those fruits tasty?

 

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