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Re: [nafex] Persimmons & Pawpaws in zone 4?

Hi Lucky
Our asimina trilobas coming into their 3rd summer. Still pretty small.
An acquaintance about 20 miles N/W of me has AT's- has had no fruit yet- too
immature. . he also is zone 4b.
Our persimmons taste great!            Bert

Bert Dunn   RR4 Tottenham   Ont    zone 4b

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lucky Pittman" <Lucky.Pittman@murraystate.edu>
To: <nafex@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2001 3:09 PM
Subject: [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
> >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
> Lucky Pittman
> USDA Zone 6
> Hopkinsville, KY
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