Prepping the Pawpaw Patch

Prepped the Pawpaw patch area today.
I ordered Susquehanna, Shenandoah and NC-1 from Forrest Keeling Nursery this week.


Pawpaws are Native American fruit trees that look like tropical trees, but are hardy down to about -25 degrees Fahrenheit. The flesh is similar in consistency to custard but has a banana, mango, melon, vanilla, tropical type of flavors. Lewis and Clark during their North American expedition used Pawpaws as part of their diet. These trees go way back in time, so far that Honeybees do not identify their flowers and hand pollination is required.

There is some information out there, and I’ll be posting reference materials soon. I’m very new to this type of growing but based on what I’ve read, a lot of it is spray free and hands off after the first year or two.

Whats left to do? Just need to seat the slate patio stones, get a soil pH test, and move the hydrangea in the fall.

New project! Fun!

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