Found paw paw tree-now what?
I'm so excited...after months of asking practically every human I come into contact with for more than 2 minutes if they know of any pawpaw trees, I finally ask a 82 year old man who casually says "yea, I've got 2-3 out in the woods behind my house but animals always get the darn fruit"!!!
He also says he would allow me to get a cutting. So I walk off feeling all giddy, until I get home and start researching the best way to propagate a new pawpaw tree from an old one. I know, should have looked into that BEFORE searching the local countryside for a tree. Anyway, from what I've read so far, air layering, mound layering or other methods are said to not work, and I haven't seen anything that does except maybe seeds which will take until fall and is very unlikely then.
So you know why I am here: Can anyone tell me how- if any way- I can root a cutting or cut scion and graft to something else or ANY WAY THAT I CAN USE MY NEW FOUND TREE TO CREATE A NEW TREE AT MY HOUSE???? Also, I'm an inexperienced fruit tree hobbyist so keep that in mind before recommending some kind of really hard, complicated process. If it just isn't possible, let me know that too. Thanks all.