Pawpaw growing tree of the genus Asimina also known as Asimina triloba or Paw paw, Pawpaw deciduous perennial plant and used for the edible fruits, grow in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-9.
Flowers small purple, separate times on the same tree female and male flower, the flowers are protogyny at first female and after become a male flower.
Fruit skin of the fruit is brown and the inner color is white
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Requirements for Pawpaw growing and care:
Two trees of different cultivars for increase the chance of pollination, Chilling hour’s requirements:
What is the best way to start growing?
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, graft or basal shoots
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Tree sending basal shoots, low amount of fruit caused by the difference blooming hours between flower for male and female
Winter, spring, summer
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Cut the outer branch, make the branches grow into each other in density
Size of the plant?
3-6 m, 10-20 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
Small purple flower, separate times on the same tree female and male flower, the flowers are protogyny at first female and after becomes a male flower
Thinning the bloom:
First two years
Pollination is done by:
Bees, hand-pollinate performed by collecting the male pollen by cotton swabs and pollinating the female flowers. Gathering flowers in a male form, (make sure that the flowers from weak area or not next to female flower). Keep flowers in a dark place, high humidity, preferably in a cool and ventilated place. If the flower pollen has been took out, the male flower not useful.
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Pawpaw fruits?
Eaten raw, juice, cakes, jam
Work requirements on the fruit:
Increase Irrigation, possible to put net under the tree to collect the fruits
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit
Recommend to collect the fruit little bit before ready
How to make Vegetative Reproduction in Pawpaw?
The best time for vegetative reproduction in Pawpaw:
How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction?
What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction in Pawpaw?
Take the basal shoots with the roots