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Re: [nafex] Pruning Persimmon and Pawpaw??


Thanks for the info on pruning.

My persimmons all have a natural central leader, and unless told otherwise,
I will let them stay natural.  We get a few ice storms every winter, so I
may shorten the branches once they start bearing.  (The tallest persimmon
on our property is in some creekside woods and is 86 feet tall with a trunk
like a ship mast; looks like a tulip poplar.)

But among my 11 pawpaws, I have early stages of every fruit tree scaffold
central leader, open vase, espalier (one 6 foot tree has many branches, all
in a single vertical plane, by next year it will look like and 8 foot
feather).  Then there is the pawpaw that was attacked last Fall by a
testosterone crazed buck, who broke all the branches off one side of the

James E. Nottke
Pfafftown, NC
Hardiness Zone 7A

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