Pawpaw Varieties


#304

I came home from vacation today and saw that my efforts to hand pollinate my Potomac pawpaw paid off. Now there seems to be quite a few flowers that are forming what look like little clusters of fruitlets, maybe 10 or more. My tree is only 4 feet tall and obviously can’t support them all. Will some fall on their own or should I remove the majority of the clusters now? Maybe wait a few weeks longer?


#305

I think your tree will take good care by itself . Just waiting do not do anything to the fruitlet yet.


#306

I would let the fruits grow a little bigger and thin them down to one or two fruits per cluster then support the tree with a bamboo stick. I used the black electrical tape and wrapped around them a couple of times. Good job on hand pollinated them.


#307

Last year my Sunflower fruited for the first time and I thought there were too many fruitlets. Week by week some fell off, and by the end of the summer only two were left. I’d at least wait a little while to thin.


#308

Mine have some fruitlets now but not sure any of them will left at the end.


#309

You will get to taste some pawpaws for sure.


#310

For those of us in the natural range of the pawpaw.,
I believe the pawpaw peduncle bore, is likely responsible for thinning the fruit. Many years they thin too much.
I would not be in a big hurry to thin.
If you are outside the natural range this may not be a issue. .?


#311

Hi there. I’m smack in the middle of pawpaw country! It grows wild where I go fishing, but I live in the suburbs and there are no pawpaws for miles. I hope this pest does not find my backyard.