Paw Paw Tree?

schiba(5b)July 27, 2013

I am trying to find a paw paw tree that is growing around Massachusetts. Do you know where I can find one growing so that I can check it out? It would be a great help to me and my garden design. I am going for a native theme.

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Nassami Farm grows them, so they must at least have young ones.

I believe the Arnold Arboretum in Boston has four.

I know a guy on this forum planted a bunch in Western Mass.

Here is a link that might be useful: Arnold Arboretum Plant Collection Search

    Bookmark   July 28, 2013 at 12:56AM
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chervil2(z5 MA)

I am in Central Massachusetts and sell my pawpaw fruit from my grove at the Hardwick Farmers Market starting in September. You are welcome to meet me in that venue initially.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2013 at 7:25AM
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Oh, that is fabulous! Thank you for the tips. I am pretty-much convinced I need a few of these trees, so now I must select a cultivar. 'Sunflower' seems best to me.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2013 at 4:06PM
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chervil2(z5 MA)

Shenandoah is wonderful in terms of yield, early maturity, productivity at a young age, large fruit size, flavor, and a high fruit flesh to seed density ratio.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2013 at 1:23PM
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It is encouraging to hear about the variety Shenandoah growing well in inland Mass. Do you grow any other varieties? I have several that I am growing in southern Colorado and with a little care they seem fine. I think they grow a little slower here than in more humid climates.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2013 at 11:20PM
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Just planted the wild Asimina Triloba in my yard. Two of them. Waiting on Penn. Golden in the fall. Sure hope these two survive! Have them in full sun and will monitor for sunburn. Taking a chance. Got them off of Hirts "dirt" cheap.

Next mission is a persimmon. Diospyros Virginiana

This post was edited by schiba on Thu, Aug 1, 13 at 9:53

    Bookmark   August 1, 2013 at 9:40AM
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arbo_retum(z5 ,WinchstrMA)

Mine is young and not fruiting yet but i know a neat guy in reading , close to 128/93 intersectn. if you want his contact info, email me at

    Bookmark   August 2, 2013 at 2:36AM
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chervil2(z5 MA)

I checked my trees this morning and decided it was still too early to harvest. Even though fruit ripens off the tree, in my opinion it is still too early to harvest. This year's growing conditions for pawpaws have delayed ripening for several weeks later compared to previous years. The ideal conditions for fruit are warmer and sunnier summer days.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 10:40AM
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