Just wanted to post a little note to introduce myself. Living in SE Ohio on a small farm, 150 or so fruit trees and a few bee hives. Looking to retire at some point, so I’ve started doing some grafting and spending more time pruning my trees. Family did 4H for years with Hogs and Beekeeping, had some cows but never showed them in 4H, Was a 4H Leader for several years with a daughter that is an accomplished State Winner in beekeeping here in Ohio.
Buckeye Fan and love the outdoors, I look forward to learning all I can. I added a couple of pics of some Paw Paws coming into bloom.
Always great to have another Midwesterner here in the forum. Your pawpaws look a little ahead of mine (I’m northeast of Detroit near the water… It slows spring a little).
I’m from out of State (RI), but my wife graduated from U of Mich. She found pictures of the red buckeye in a catalog and wanted one until I told her what it was. That was the end of that. Her distaste of State, is nearly as great (except when they are playing Ohio State). She takes her Michigan football pretty seriously.
How far are you from Albany, Ohio (where the pawpaw festival is held each year? Always wanted to make it, but I’m usually pretty swamped that time of year.
Thanks for the welcome aboard! I’ve had pawpaws for years but have never eaten one as everyone but me seems find them before I do. I have several growing around the initial trees so I know seeds have found there way to the ground. I am not far from Albany actually, I have the festival on my calendar every year… just can’t make it. Like you I’m very busy. We have some buckeye trees on the property and my wife always finds good uses for the nuts.
Well the (team up north) has a good chance this year to make a come back and I always look forward to the game. Thanks for the welcome aboard and I look forward to learning.
I have never grown pawpaws, but found 2 wild trees here in Michigan. I tried them, OK, not fantastic, not something I would want to grow, But I like growing any plant. I may harvest some seeds this year and start my own tree. Maybe I’ll just plant a few outside and see what happens?