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Wild pawpaw in Ontario?

 
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Location: London, Ontario, Canada - zone 6a
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Has anyone observed pawpaw growing in the wild in Ontario? I'm not asking for your specific spot if you have seen them! I'm just curious because I saw a picture of their range that included a little bit of SW Ontario.


From the website: http://www.nababutterfly.com/Pawpaw.html


From the website: http://www.fs.fed.us/nrs/atlas/tree/niche.php?spp=367&t=2

Thank you,

Amjad
 
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Location: Sudbury ON, Canada
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they grow in the Arboretum in Guelph, I have picked them in the fall, delicious fruit!
 
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Location: Southern Ontario, 6A
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I've read and heard that there are also wild pawpaw stands in the Niagara Peninsula. I'm going hunting for some next month, actually. I don't want to harvest so much as to get wild Ontario seed.
 
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Location: Petawawa, ON, Canada Zone 3A
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I've never ordered from these guys but they are just south of Montreal so the should be good to go for your zone.

http://www.greenbarnnursery.ca/pages/agroforestry-seeds

Hope that helps, if you do try them out please let us know!  I'll hopefully be ordering some myself to try out in NW Ont, it's a little colder there but who knows...
 
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Location: Toronto Canada
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Hi, There are plenty in toronto ravines  apparently they like shady edges and prefer to start fully protected by shade. I see them for sale, forraged and sold at farmers markets occasionally in season. they are our version of tropical fruit, lovely.
 
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Haven't seen them in the wild but the local conservation authority planted some in their "edible forest" in Cornwall. Apparently they'll grow anywhere along the St Lawrence.
 
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Sorry not wild.

You can order (waiting list for 2020) a pair of PawPaw trees here if you live in Toronto, Ajax and York Region.

https://www.yourleaf.org/shrubs-garden-kits-and-pawpaws

 
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i took a drive out to guelph in the fall
i was expecting a small wild stand.. but there are only 3 trees which are small
speaking with someone in the visitor centre (who was very knowledgeable)
he said that a frost in the spring left them with only a couple fruits this year

it was nice to walk around in the rain for a couple hours at near freezing temperatures though!
 
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The only place I would expect to find them is in the fruit growing area near st. Catharines Ontario and along the shore of Lake Erie, which is the northernmost tip of the Carolina Forest. The only places I've seen them growing in the wild is right near the lake near a park called Happy Rolph's. I think he donated the place. It's on the side of the canal toward Niagara on the Lake .The other place is Beaver Dam's Road near Lake Gibson, the city's water supply.
 
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Dale,

Can you be more specific as to where these locations are?  I am heading to St Catharines soon and would like to check the locations out.


Dale Hodgins wrote:The only place I would expect to find them is in the fruit growing area near st. Catharines Ontario and along the shore of Lake Erie, which is the northernmost tip of the Carolina Forest. The only places I've seen them growing in the wild is right near the lake near a park called Happy Rolph's. I think he donated the place. It's on the side of the canal toward Niagara on the Lake .The other place is Beaver Dam's Road near Lake Gibson, the city's water supply.

 
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i use this to locate many plants, sometimes successfully, sometimes not https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?taxon_id=50897
 
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From what I understand, Inaturalist hides the locations of endangered/species at risk plants.
 
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There is a good sized stand of about 40 small trees
at the RBG Arboretum if you go late May early June
you can't miss the large simple leaves and blood red
flowers.  

Take the trail east of the interpretative centre. They
are on your left at the trail intersection at the bottom of the
slope.

Leave only footprints, take only photos.

If you are looking for you own I would suggest Grimo nut
www.grimonut.com

Since they not self fertilizing you will want to get two

Burlington Bill
 
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I planted six seeds a few days ago in one gallon pots. I bought them from Foraged Farmed Fresh. He has a facebook page and he's a member of Ontario native plant gardening fb group.
 
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