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#3089259 - 12/20/12 08:27 PM Re: pawpaw trees [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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 Originally Posted By: TNDeerGuy
Deer will eat the heck out of them, but so will coons, squirrels, my kids and everything else. They usually drop around the 2nd to 3rd week in August.
I've seen the early ones drop in August but most in early September. Wonder if it varies by region or year?
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#3089271 - 12/20/12 08:30 PM Re: pawpaw trees [Re: catman529]
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How many years does it take for them to fruit?

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#3091138 - 12/22/12 09:16 AM Re: pawpaw trees [Re: Doskil]
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I have four stands of pawpaw trees scattered around my 130 acre farm. Each stand is located along water drainage areas with decent soils. Unfortunately, I've never found a single piece of fruit. A forester friend told me I may female trees. IS this possible? Could 50+ trees all be female?
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#3091143 - 12/22/12 09:24 AM Re: pawpaw trees [Re: TNlandowner]
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 Originally Posted By: TNlandowner
I have four stands of pawpaw trees scattered around my 130 acre farm. Each stand is located along water drainage areas with decent soils. Unfortunately, I've never found a single piece of fruit. A forester friend told me I may female trees. IS this possible? Could 50+ trees all be female?
I have 50 plus persimmons on my place,most big enough to climb,none of them fruit,so I guess so.
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#3091145 - 12/22/12 09:26 AM Re: pawpaw trees [Re: catman529]
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yeah they do,but with so many options that drop during deer season,why plant something that for the most part,does not?
isn't year round nutrition part of QDM?
Yeah,but Ive got that covered with year round food plots of clover,on my place,I wanna plant trees that drop during the season.Main reason I bought my place,so I can do what I wanna do.
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#3091177 - 12/22/12 10:08 AM Re: pawpaw trees [Re: Football Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
 Originally Posted By: TNlandowner
I have four stands of pawpaw trees scattered around my 130 acre farm. Each stand is located along water drainage areas with decent soils. Unfortunately, I've never found a single piece of fruit. A forester friend told me I may female trees. IS this possible? Could 50+ trees all be female?
I have 50 plus persimmons on my place,most big enough to climb,none of them fruit,so I guess so.
pawpaws don't have male and female trees. A stand of pawpaws may be only one tree with many "suckers" connected by the roots, like aspens or sassafras. Pawpaws need two different producing trees to pollinate. Also, they flower very early in the spring and pollination is low because they do not attract bees. Some flies and small insects like that will pollinate because the blooms don't have a fragrance that attracts usual (and more efficient) pollinators. Then when a flower is finally pollinated, it can have one or several fruit to a cluster and sometimes a fruit will drop early because they aren't attached very securely. I've seen plenty of fruits on hillside stands but most fruit production that I've seen comes from right next to the river. Usually a big patch of pawpaw will have multiple unique trees allowing for pollination, it's strange to me that you don't have any fruit with that many trees. I bet they do produce, but you gotta look hard, they blend in and there are never many fruit on a tree they are just low producers by nature.
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#3091531 - 12/22/12 05:33 PM Re: pawpaw trees [Re: catman529]
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Thats right! You may need to introduce a few that are not suckers for pollination
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Edited by TS_13 (12/22/12 05:34 PM)

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#3093436 - 12/24/12 08:16 AM Re: pawpaw trees [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
yeah they do,but with so many options that drop during deer season,why plant something that for the most part,does not?
isn't year round nutrition part of QDM?
well said

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#3093584 - 12/24/12 10:10 AM Re: pawpaw trees [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
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Deer will eat the heck out of them, but so will coons, squirrels, my kids and everything else. They usually drop around the 2nd to 3rd week in August.
I've seen the early ones drop in August but most in early September. Wonder if it varies by region or year?


I would bet it is region specific. On our archery club and one place I hunt on the lake they always drop mid-August, but if your seeing them drop in September then that would kind of confirm the region/area specific—Mother Nature is a finicky old bird ain't she?
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#3094202 - 12/24/12 06:23 PM Re: pawpaw trees [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
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Deer will eat the heck out of them, but so will coons, squirrels, my kids and everything else. They usually drop around the 2nd to 3rd week in August.
I've seen the early ones drop in August but most in early September. Wonder if it varies by region or year?


I would bet it is region specific. On our archery club and one place I hunt on the lake they always drop mid-August, but if your seeing them drop in September then that would kind of confirm the region/area specific—Mother Nature is a finicky old bird ain't she?
yep. I also noticed this year was a bumper crop in my area. tons of blooms in march and then tons of fruit in the summer. Did you notice the same thing up your way? you aren't that far off from me.
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