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CherimoyaDude

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Can pawpaw be grown in Twin Cities area?
« on: June 10, 2019, 09:07:50 PM »
Not sure if this is too cold for them.

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Re: Can pawpaw be grown in Twin Cities area?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2019, 09:35:49 PM »
Might be a little to cold for allready a verry cold hardy tree.Id still try it thogh but in a microclimate between otther trees and sheltered from wind.The wind plus the cold dessicates them.Buy only potted pawpaw not bare rooted and add mulch.
The american persimmon( D Virginiana) its another native american fruit and its more cold hardy than the paw paws like solid zone 4 while Asimina its a zone 5.

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Re: Can pawpaw be grown in Twin Cities area?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2019, 09:28:19 AM »
Yeah I think there is conflicting info on, for example, the natural range of pawpaw.
I'm not an expert in climatology or geography, but they do grow in Ontario and Michigan, pretty high up there.

I'm with SeaWalnut - if it were me, i would definitely try it.

I'd recommend painting the trunks with white latex paint to prevent sunscald in the winter.

 

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