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PawPaw Information

PawPaw Information

SOIL
Pawpaws seem to adapt to any soil type. Since they are found near water sources, it tells the culturalist that they do like ample amounts of water and rich type loamy soil with organic matter. PH ranges for Pawpaw seems to be wide ranging from 4.5 upwards to 6.0. They seemed to do better in the higher range pH.

PLANTING
The pawpaw has a very extensive root system both wide and deep which makes them difficult to dig and transplant. By purchasing it in a container the breakage is minimal and there will be more fine feeder roots. Plant them as deep as the container and water them well to settle the dirt. They will need 1 inch of water per week the first year. Fertilize with a mild water soluble fertilizer such as Miracle Grow Starter or the Sierra Osmocote 8-9 month release.

PRUNING
As the trees grow they should be pruned. Prune the lower branches about 3 ft. from the ground before letting it branch. Suckers should be pruned, and after 5 to 6 years the suckering will stop.

FERTILIZER
Trees should receive 1 ounce of fertilizer for every year of age. New plants must be protected by a tree shelter. These shelters are included with your order. A wood stake and protective net are included with the tree shelter.

TWO VARIETIES ARE NEEDED FOR POLLINATION.
Approximately 9" Pawpaw with Tree Shelter