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Book: For the Love of Paw Paws by Michael Judd

How to cultivate, harvest, and utilize North America’s largest native fruit

It is hard to eat more than one pawpaw at a go. The creamy rich pulp with tropical flavors ranging from mango and pineapple to banana combine like a satisfying dessert.

The pawpaw, a close relative of the tropical custard apple, grows throughout much of North America yet culturally and horticulturally we know very little about it.

This mini manual by edible landscape author Michael Judd jumps right into growing, caring for, harvesting, and using pawpaws – from seed to table. Judd demystifies fruit growing in direct, easy to follow steps that quickly brings confidence to the newbie grower while expanding the horizons of curious gardeners.

Historically most people have only experienced foraged pawpaw fruit, which can be a hit or miss game for a good experience. That is quickly changing as selected and bred cultivars are being grown and shared.  Judd’s pawpaw manual gets you started right away with the best selections and approaches.

Filled with straightforward how-to, colorful pictures and illustrations For the Love of Pawpaws brings to life easy and successful ways to enjoy the best pawpaws have to offer.

Chapters include:

  • Where Can I Grow Pawpaws?
  • Buying a Good Pawpaw Tree
  • Growing Pawpaws from Seed & Grafting
  • Landscaping Ideas
  • Ecological Tree Care
  • Harvest: Fruit Handling & Processing
  • What to Do with All this Fruit! Recipes
  • Pawpaws & Permaculture

Discover the many reasons pawpaws are edible landscape and culinary all-stars!

For the Love of Pawpaws will take you on an adventure that culminates in one of life’s most rewarding experiences. A delicious opportunity to enjoy organic gardening and gourmet food at it best.

 

140 pages

 

Final price plus shipping costs²

 

24,99 €

  • 0,53 kg
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  • 1 -3 Tage Lieferzeit / 1 - 3 days delivery time1

Book: Pawpaw - In Search of America's Forgotten Fruit - by Andrew Moore

The largest edible fruit native to the United States tastes like a cross between a banana and a mango. It grows wild in twenty-six states, gracing Eastern forests each fall with sweet-smelling, tropical-flavored abundance. Historically, it fed and sustained Native Americans and European explorers, presidents, and enslaved African Americans, inspiring folk songs, poetry, and scores of place names from Georgia to Illinois. Its trees are an organic grower’s dream, requiring no pesticides or herbicides to thrive, and containing compounds that are among the most potent anticancer agents yet discovered.

So why have so few people heard of the pawpaw, much less tasted one?

In Pawpaw - —a 2016 James Beard Foundation Award nominee in the Writing & Literature category— - author Andrew Moore explores the past, present, and future of this unique fruit, traveling from the Ozarks to Monticello; canoeing the lower Mississippi in search of wild fruit; drinking pawpaw beer in Durham, North Carolina; tracking down lost cultivars in Appalachian hollers; and helping out during harvest season in a Maryland orchard. Along the way, he gathers pawpaw lore and knowledge not only from the plant breeders and horticulturists working to bring pawpaws into the mainstream (including Neal Peterson, known in pawpaw circles as the fruit’s own “Johnny Pawpawseed”), but also regular folks who remember eating them in the woods as kids, but haven’t had one in over fifty years.

As much as Pawpaw is a compendium of pawpaw knowledge, it also plumbs deeper questions about American foodways—how economic, biologic, and cultural forces combine, leading us to eat what we eat, and sometimes to ignore the incredible, delicious food growing all around us. If you haven’t yet eaten a pawpaw, this book won’t let you rest until you do.

 

264 pages, Softcover

 

Final price plus shipping costs²

19,99 €

  • 0,53 kg
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  • 1 -3 Tage Lieferzeit / 1 - 3 days delivery time1

Pawpaw grafted

Height of the plants about 1,5m - in 5 liter pots

2 year old graftings, grafted on 3 year old rootstocks

 

Allegheny®

A Neal Peterson selection that is smaller than others, with fruits typically less than eight ounces. „Flavor sweet, rich, a hint of citrus,“ Peterson reports.
„Texture medium firm, smooth. Flesh color yellow.“ Fruit size is reported to benefit from thinning. Percent seed by weight is about 8 percent. Fruit size approximately 125 g/fruit at KSU. A precocious, productive tree. This fruit is a favorite of many consumers. The skin stays purely green at ripeness. Customer pressure has persuaded Neal to introduce this one, even though it is smaller and seedier than he normally accept. Appears to be the earliest ripening of the Peterson Pawpaw varieties.

 

Susquehanna®

A Peterson Pawpaws selection and seedling tree grown from the collection at the Blandy Experimental Farm. KSU reports, "Fruit has few seeds, very fleshy, medium yellow flesh; thickish skin; this variety is less fragile than most," with few seeds, approximately 4 percent by weight. "Ripens late September in Kentucky. Fruit size large; averaging 185 g/fruit and 40 fruit per tree at KSU." John Brittain reports, "Very large fruit, mid-late season ripening, moderate yields; very sweet rich flavor, firm buttery texture, few seeds." "Those Susquehanna, they're about the best," says Alabama grower Dale Brooks. And Neal Peterson says, "Susquehanna is without a doubt my personal favorite - if I had to choose one." Patented 2004. Responds well to pruning.

 

Shenandoah®

A Peterson Pawpaws selection and seedling of Overleese(Shenandoah is like a much more productive Overleese), Shenandoah has been described as a "beginner's pawpaw" for its mild flavor. Peterson says it was the clear favorite of customers at the farmers market in Washington, DC. "Smooth, custardy texture, with just the right balance of fragrance, with few seeds" - approximately 7 percent by weight. "Fruit has creamy yellow flesh. Ripens in September in Kentucky. Fruit size medium-large, averaging 150g/fruit and 80 fruit per tree at KSU." Mario Mandujano says Shenandoah is his favorite: "With that one not only can I eat one, I can eat five or six." And "Shenandoah is just incredible," echoes Deep Run Orchard's Jim Davis. Ron Powell says, "The best of Neal's selections to grow in the Ohio River Valley since it is only slightly susceptible to Phyllosticta." Patented 2004; Mid season ripening. This was Neal‘s first variety. Responds well to pruning.

 

Visit the breeders homepage for more Info

 

 

 

 

Other Cultivars:

Prima 1216

Prima 1216 is the only reliable yet self-fertile pawpaw variety.
Found by Domenico Montanari, a selection of 2000 seeds (from Corwin Davis of the USA) gave the variety Prima with the number 1216. Big fruit, golden flesh. Ripens mid season.

 

Marias Joy

 A cross of Davis x Prolific made by Jerry Lehman of Terre Haute, Indiana. Won Best Fruit at the Ohio Pawpaw Festival in 2012. „An excellent-tasting fruit but not yet available in the trade,“ says Ron Powell. Several cultivars from Jerry Lehmans breeding orchard await release, perhaps including the Perrennial Largest Fruit winner at the Ohio Pawpaw Festival. Medium to large sized fruit; kidney-shaped; yellow flesh; heavy producer. Produces good crops annually, average 8 to 14 oz range, as high as 16. All visitors to Jerry’s orchard love this cultivar. A well-known fruit author remarked it was the best tasting pawpaw he ever tasted. Fruits 631 to 704 gm. Early ripening.

 

Rebeccas Gold

 Altough this variety is often cited as small, Ron Powell says, "The largest fruit from my planting in Butler County, Ohio, came of Rebecca's Gold at over one pound. A good tasting, very sweet, and soft fruit. When the fruit hits the ground, its usually is mush. Very thin skin. We attempt to pick the fruit before it hits the ground." Selected from Corwin Davis seed, in Bellevue, Michigan, by J. M. Riley in 1974. "Medium sized fruit; kidneyshaped; yellow flesh," reports KSU. "Fruit size medium at KSU."

 

 

 

Note for beginners:

You need 2 different cultivars for crosspollination (Both will have fruits)

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Kaki Hybrids grafted

Diospyros kaki x  Diospyros virginiana and pure d. virigin.

 

Combines the big fruits of D. kaki with the cold hardyness of D. virginiana.

 

 

 Height: 0,6 - 1 meter

1 year old grafts

Potted (Rootstock D. virginiana 60 chromosom, 5 liter pot)

 

 Cultivar list:

Lehmans Delight: 17
Prok: 5
H-120: 4
Barbaras Blush: 1
Rosseyanka: 3
Zima khurma: 2
SAA Pieper: 7
Roman Kosh: 10
Gora goverla: 12
Kavkaz: 4
Juhl: 3
Early Golden: 2

 

48,00 €

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Pawpaw seeds are ready stratified in February 2020!

 

 

For all hobby gardeners who like to experiment!

 

Many of the Named Cultivars have been found in only a dozen or so seedlings from among hundreds tested.

 

 

The large-scale breeding has just begun!

 

 

The genes of all offered seeds are good, but the seedlings are not identical to the mother trees! They are genetic offspring, similar to parents but not clones .

 

 

In North America , Pawpaws grow in climate zone 5-9 . Step by step, gardeners enlarge the distribution area in the north and south by selections from seedlings.

 

 

It usually takes 6-8 years for a seed to become a fruiting tree. Therefore, I recommend growers to buy grafted trees (2 different cultivars for improved pollination) because they will bear fruit in 3-4 years normally.

 

Growing Pawpaw from seeds is also the best way to get healthy rootstocks for the refinement of well-known cultivar varieties.

 

Pawpaw seeds, for breeding (growing from seed)

Asimina triloba - pawpaw - seeds from tasty cultivars with few seeds and big fruit

Prima, Overleese, Sunflower
(Prima 1216 is the only reliable yet self-fertile pawpaw variety.
Found by Domenico Montanari, a selection of 2000 seeds (from Corwin Davis of the USA) gave the variety Prima with the number 1216.)

 

From climate zone 6.
With sowing instructions!

 

Final price plus shipping costs²

 

6,00 €

  • 0,02 kg

Cultivation Accessories:

Z: Sphagnum moss unmilled

Sphagnum moss unmilled

Dry sphagnum moss in one piece in premium quality.

 

Available in 100g and 500g

 

Perfect for controlled sowing of seeds with a long germination period.

 

Suitable as a seedbed or aggregate for potting soil.

 

Final price plus shipping costs²

 

3,00 €

3,00 € / 100 g
  • 0,51 kg
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  • 3 - 5 Tage Lieferzeit / 3 - 5 days delivery time1

 

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