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The tree was from Navlet's, and if I recall, not labeled as a cultivar. I have one other pawpaw tree at that house; it's ailing and I don't expect it to survive, nor has it bloomed that I have seen. So the first tree set fruit without cross pollination.
This tree has been in the ground at least fifteen years, and has bloomed for several springs now, but this is the first fruit I have seen. I have planted other trees for cross pollination several times but they get weed wacked or stepped on or something - the house is a rental at this point.
I planted two Peterson varieties at another house a year or two ago. One is gone and forgotten, one survives tagless but is still the same size as when I planted it. I am so encouraged that I am going to try some more Petersons alongside the tree that fruited. I may even water them regularly - the one I have survived without it for years, but I'm sure it helps them fruit.
The seedlings come from:
Lake Mendocino Drive
Lake Mendocino Drive South
I also have some Albert’s Pride seedlings available. Pride and Supreme are two of Mark's original selections and it is worthwhile having both as they fruit at opposite ends of the season, starting late September for Pride and late November/early December for Supreme. I think Moore was the parent of both Pride and Supreme, but need to check with Mark to confirm. Mark believes that the seedlings are fairly true to their parents, but there is some variation that Mark is trying to exploit in his continued evolution of this fruit.
Send me a PM if interested. Thanks.
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