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Originally Posted by barnetmill View Post
From the list I see that you have a lot of experience. I am not having good results from the Pomegranate and the Paw Paw.

It is for the Paw Paw that I am currently looking for advice. They do apparently grow wild in some areas nearby to me. What I have are three plants that a nursery (Just Fruits and Exotics) grew from seeds and another from the Escambia Forest that I understand was grown from a cutting by a local nursery. Anyway the instructions provided said to put the paw paws in shade while they were young. I placed them in a drained portion of a forested creek bottom. I suspect the soil is acid. I am planning to cut down the shading trees and maybe fertilize and otherwise amend the soil. What do you or anyone else here use to amend the soil about paw paws?

  • PawPaw :
    From seeds keywords are seeds freshness and 3 month cold stratification at 4C (39F). The young plant must avoid direct sunlight for the first 2 years.
    Older PawPaw can bear direct sunlight

    I got 3 "one year old" that suffered of direct sunlight because i didn't know.
    Now, a few leafs appears, after a winter at home in pots.

    I will try seed from an American store this year.
    They do sell "KY Champion Pawpaw Scions" & others for grafting but with Domestic shipment only. PawPaw Scions can't produce root
    Of course, from seed, i won't have fruits before 7 years i think.
    Here is the link that will help you with more details.

    You can move your pawpaw in good soil but keep a little old soil in contact with roots as they do not like transplant that much!
    see Can I transplant trees or root suckers from my woods?
  • Pomegrenade :
    For seeds, easy, but 1 month cold stratification at 4C (39F) is necessary.
    Of course pulp have to be removed before stratification.
    From my experience, germinating the 12th day after sowing in good compost 5 to 10mm deep (0.39 in. max). (Near windows & heat + I put the little pot in a clear bag to keep humidity.= quicker)

    Effect of stratification on seed germination and seedling
    performance of wild pomegranate

Hi ! How are you ?

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