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Pawpaw fruit, where can I get some around here?  RSS feed

 
Amedean Messan
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Sorry for the western end of the US, but we here on the east coast have been blessed with a rare and native fruit. If you know what I am talking about and you live in North Carolina's piedmont, PLEASE tell me where I can get some. I will gladly accept grid coordinates.
 
John Polk
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If you don't mind buying them, KSU has them for $48 for a bundle of 100 seedlings.

http://forestry.ky.gov/statenurseriesandtreeseedlings/Documents/Seedling%20Price%20List.pdf



 
Amedean Messan
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Sorry for the confusion, I was aiming for the fruit and not the plant. I updated the title.

 
John Seay
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I don't know about North Carolina; but here in Richmond, Va they are everywhere. Anywhere that is left untouched in the city (especially along the river) has the understory dominated with them.
 
Marianne Cicala
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Also being in southern VA they are native to any area with a creek or river. The reason they are hard to find in a market is their shelf life is unbelievably short. We gather them in late Sept/early Oct and I only have a very few days to pulp and freeze or make bread. If you decide to get sapplings etc - only tranplant in spring AFTER last frost. Unlike other fruit trees, they do not appreciate movement unless it's warm and in all likelihood will not leaf out in spring.
 
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