Finding Paw Paw Fruit in Mid-Michigan

osbornm1February 28, 2009

Does anyone know where one could find Paw Paw fruit in the Lansing area of Mid-Michigan. I tried some Paw Paw a few years back and it was amazing. I've been trying to find them ever since with no luck. I would like to find them in the wild, if anyone knows a good spot, or a place where I could buy some this fall.

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Try they sell
them and they are in MI.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2009 at 11:56AM
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chills71(Zone 6b Mi)

Tollgate Nursery is in your area and they are supposedly famous for Pawpaw in particular (C DAvis was a relative of the owners)..

Let us know what you find out if you contact them.

~Chills (in SCS, Mi)

    Bookmark   February 28, 2009 at 7:03PM
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Same question as above.. looking for PawPaw fruit (aka the Michigan Banana)... hoping to find a location near Lansing, 2nd choice is Flint.
Thanks :)

    Bookmark   August 30, 2012 at 1:52PM
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Unfortunately, this may NOT be a good year. If others are like my trees, the late April freezes took out almost 100% of the blooms.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2012 at 2:34PM
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I am in Ann Arbor and I have many secret wild paw paw spots.
I find most of the trees along rivers and creeks.
Come down here and we can go paw paw hunting.
They are a rare tree but you can find them you just have to be willing to bushwack a lot.

I have not been out to my patches this year so I am not sure if there is fruit or not.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2012 at 10:55PM
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skyjs(z8 OR, USA)

Don't ask anyone in Paw Paw, Michigan. I couldn't find anyone there who knew what they were.

Isn't Oikos nursery in Michigan?

Digging out big wild trees could very well result in killing them. They have a tap root. I have good luck transplanting baby trees.
JOhn S

    Bookmark   August 31, 2012 at 12:13AM
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