*we grow these in larger "treepots" to facilitate their need for a larger root system* Our very own Native Americans knew about the various attributes of the tropical looking pawpaw, and most likely increased their distribution to what it is today. Although not very well known today, except among...
*we grow these in larger "treepots" to facilitate their need for a larger root system*
Our very own Native Americans knew about the various attributes of the tropical looking pawpaw, and most likely increased their distribution to what it is today. Although not very well known today, except among a growing group of followers, the pawpaw deserves more respect than it gets. Let’s start with the flavor of its fruit, which can be described as an intense banana pudding with a hint of mango flavor. The fruit flavor comes as a surprise considering the leaves smell of bell pepper or diesel fuel when crushed, which keeps the foliage relatively pest free. Even if these fruits didn’t taste like a dream, the health benefits far outweigh the flavor experience. Pawpaw is extremely high in Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, amino acids, and several vitamins. It is also being studied intensively for its already proven anti-cancer and insecticidal qualities.
We collect our fruit from wild and cultivated sources every year in late August, just before they ripen and fall to the ground when hungry deer, coons, possums, hogs, and you-name-it are waiting to steal our crop. Many of our fruits are quite large (up to 4 or 5” in length) and contain fewer seeds, which is a good thing considering paw paws seem to inherit traits from their parents more often than not.
Paw paws prefer your best soil with good drainage and protection from wind, so try and be picky when choosing a site for planting. A good starting point would be about twenty feet away from a treeline in a bottom field. Cedars or other fruit trees make an excellent windbreak, just be sure and plant your paw paws at least twenty feet from your break to deter its roots from robbing the soil moisture. A good spacing would be ten foot by at least ten foot. Don’t forget to consider prevailing winds when choosing a site.
6 - 9
5.2 - 7.2
Fruit eaten by deer, raccoon, fox, opossum, and most songbirds.
Likes deep, moist, soils usually along streams or rivers.
Produces fruit similar to banana with a good taste. Also believed to contain anti-carcinogens
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Mossy Oak Nativ Nurseries (Nativ Nurseries) guarantees that our product will arrive in good condition, alive, and true to its name as labeled. We take care in packaging our products. If your order is incorrect or does not arrive in good condition, contact our customer service desk within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product to report any mistake in your order or damage to the product. No refunds will be given however but, we will fix our mistake or rectify any damage by replacing the product at our expense. Nativ Nurseries makes no warranty, expressed or implied for any certain rate of growth or productivity for any of our plant products. Nativ Nurseries will not be responsible for crop failure, damage to products after the customer has received an order, or injuries due to non-recommended zone planting, frost damage, or any man made or natural cause beyond our control. Nativ Nurseries will consider replacing an order if a claim is made in writing or e-mail within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product explaining in detail what problems have occurred. However, Nativ Nurseries reserves the right to refuse replacement at any time.
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