M Johnson wrote:So I have about 12 pawpaws, two about a foot tall and 10 about 3’ tall. All were planted this fall
Baker creek just sent an advertisement saying they have pawpaw seeds for sale but noted you need to shade them for a few years and full sun will hurt them in that period.
Has anyone here done that or had issues with not doing that?
Zone 6a/b, Louisville area. In an open field with other fruit trees of similar size.
May Ree wrote:We are also planning on Paw Paws for the spring, and I understand that they need shade when smaller, but am confused about how much sun they eventually need. Can they be productive in partial shade as mature trees?
John Saltveit wrote:Brad,
This is my experience. I have several that I have planted from seed, in partial shade. They grow and as they get bigger, they will be in full sun and produce fruit. We have bone dry summers, so some deep watering is necessary, as they come from humid and rainy summer areas like US South and Midwest.