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Planting my first Paw Paws trees!

 
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This week I added two Paw Paw trees to our property. I purchased a "Mango" and a "Shenandoah" cultivar from Logee's. They arrived in good condition.

My understanding is that the young trees prefer a bit of shade, so I placed them in the shade of the Norway Maple which dominates our small yard. The ground is mostly clay which I amended with some potting soil, pearlite, & vermiculite.

Does anyone else have these varieties of Paw Paw? I'd love to hear how they are working out for you!

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Paw Paw “Mango”
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Paw Paw “Shenandoah”
 
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J Webb wrote:This week I added two Paw Paw trees to our property. I purchased a "Mango" and a "Shenandoah" cultivar from Logee's. They arrived in good condition.

My understanding is that the young trees prefer a bit of shade, so I placed them in the shade of the Norway Maple which dominates our small yard. The ground is mostly clay which I amended with some potting soil, pearlite, & vermiculite.

Does anyone else have these varieties of Paw Paw? I'd love to hear how they are working out for you!



Congrats. Shenandoah and Mango are on the light colored flesh and sweet side of the paw paw fruit spectrum
Shenandoah is an excellent cultivar by Neal Peterson that bears consistently over a 2-4 week period, longer than most. Mango is favored for its sweetness but be mindful that it ripens very quickly, faster than most, so it makes a great pulping paw paw.
Your grafted trees do not need shading that is only helpful during the first year as a seedling, as long as you have adequate moisture aka tons of mulch, your paw paws will do well in full sun and be most productive, if it were me I’d take them out of the shade and put them in the sun for the best fruiting. Happy paw pawing!
 
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