When to pollinate paw paw

pjb3811(z5NY)May 1, 2013

My two paw paws are now in their 9th year. Last year was the first year they produced blossoms; I pollinated by hand when the blossoms were first opening, but they all shriveled up and dropped off. Any tips on exactly when I should pollinate?

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Bradybb(wa8)

Here is an explanation with some pictures.Maybe it will help. Brady

Here is a link that might be useful: Hand pollinating pawpaws

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 1:04PM
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pjb3811(z5NY)

Hi Bradybb,
This is a GREAT video...lots of very helpful information. Thanks so much. Just knowing the maroon color indicates maturity will save a lot of wasted effort. and identifying male vs female is essential too.
PJ

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 4:26PM
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