02-29-2012, 11:02 AM
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Re: Hi !
Originally Posted by barnetmill
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 4°C (39°F). 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 4°C (39°F) 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
Last edited by H2O : 02-29-2012 at 11:07 AM.