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Need help to chose pawpaw varieties
« on: February 14, 2020, 01:15:55 AM »
I want to buy a few trees from somme varietyes i dont know and couldnt find much informations about with Google.
The varietyes are Nyomis delicious,wells delight and wilson.

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Re: Need help to chose pawpaw varieties
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 10:36:03 AM »
I have not tasted any of those myself, so take my advice with a grain of salt.

Nyomi's Delicious:
Here is the description from England's Orchard (you probably have seen this already) - "Original trees grown in Berea, Kentucky and is a local favorite of the neighborhood. Light yellow fruit with no after taste. Very heavy producer of 10 to 12 oz. pawpaw fruit that are 4 to 6 inches long. Hangs in cluster of 4's and 5's."

A friend and pawpaw connoisseur said it was "good."  So, if you have room and like to have less-common varieties, i would consider it.

Wells:
I have not heard of Wells Delight. That's probably a mix-up. There is further confusion because supposedly there are 2 "Wells" clones in circulation. Either way, from what I have heard generally this is not a desirable variety. I have seen one cluster of Wells and the fruits were tiny. Of course, that could have been a fluke. Sheri Crabtree at Kentucky State specifically advised me against planting it.

Wilson:
At the 4th International Pawpaw Conference in 2016, Wilson variety was the constant butt of jokes. Neal Peterson particularly was adamantly against this variety and couldn't understand why anyone was propagating it!  That's all i know about it.

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Re: Need help to chose pawpaw varieties
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 06:14:38 PM »
Thank you! I take your advice as your the biggest connoiseur of pawpaws i know.
These varietyes were quite cheap and i will chose Nyomis delicious .
The otther 2 i want to buy are mango G2 and a white flesh variety called Al horns.
Mango ive heard its good but makes few fruits and al horn has white flesh.
3 of these varieties cost as much as a Prima so they are cheap.
I have one Prima,one sunflower and 2 seedlings .
This spring i want to plant a few more pawpaw trees.

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Re: Need help to chose pawpaw varieties
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 07:26:27 PM »
Good deal!
Definitely of those three I would choose Nyomi.

A friend I know is a big fan of Al Horn. I have tasted it twice. The circumstances were not ideal either time, but my friend says it has a coconut flavor. I have noticed this a little but again the fruits were not best condition.

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Re: Need help to chose pawpaw varieties
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2020, 07:35:23 PM »
Good deal!
Definitely of those three I would choose Nyomi.

A friend I know is a big fan of Al Horn. I have tasted it twice. The circumstances were not ideal either time, but my friend says it has a coconut flavor. I have noticed this a little but again the fruits were not best condition.
Thx,il order Nyomi,Al horn was allready on the list because its white flesh,and mango g2 because its the cheapest of all these varietyes.

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Re: Need help to chose pawpaw varieties
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2020, 08:27:53 AM »
I grow NC-1, Taylor, Sunflower, Mango, and Penn Golden.  Of these, Sunflower and NC-1 flowered and held fruit in the 4th year.  All others flowered but did not hold fruit.  Sunflower was delicious and NC-1 a little less good. 

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Re: Need help to chose pawpaw varieties
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2020, 10:01:58 AM »
I grow NC-1, Taylor, Sunflower, Mango, and Penn Golden.  Of these, Sunflower and NC-1 flowered and held fruit in the 4th year.  All others flowered but did not hold fruit.  Sunflower was delicious and NC-1 a little less good.

Just for clarification - yours held fruit in the first season they flowered? Or had they flowered earlier without setting/holding fruit? 

 

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