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[nafex] Persimmons & Pawpaws in zone 4?

At 12:58 PM 03/21/2001 -0500, Bert Dunn wrote:
>These are F2 seeds from Nafex distribution programme about 1992. A number of
>members said they'd never grow in zone 4b. Some of my trees  are 14' high
>and been through 8/9 Ontario winters

Interesting, Bert.

I had a query recently from a fellow in Onalaska, WI - zone 4, who was 
interested in trying to grow pawpaws(Asimina triloba) there - any thoughts 
on the likelihood that they'll survive or fruit there?

I sent him a few KY-native pawpaw seed for trial planting, but recommended 
he check out some of the northern nurseries that propagate pawpaws, 
like  Ken Asmus' OIKOS Tree Crops, John Gordon's nursery, and the Sibleys 
at Tollgate G&N.

I'd be interested in hearing of any experience any of you NAFEXers in 
harsher winter climates might have had in growing either pawpaws or persimmons.

Lucky Pittman
USDA Zone 6
Hopkinsville, KY

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