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Corpus Christi, TX

June 23, 2008
2:07 PM

Post #5146590

I enjoyed this article..and I have considered the pawpaw for my own garden, here on the Gulf Coast of Texas. The main sticking point, (no pun intended) is that the fruit can be messy..and I can deal with that, but I'm worried about the amount of water this little tree will suck up. We are almost in drought conditions in this part of the coast. How often and how much would we need to get this tree going? Would it be better to do a spring planting, or wait to fall and cooler weather?
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

June 23, 2008
6:01 PM

Post #5147739

Fall and cooler weather would be the best time to plant, I think. It will give it a cooler season to settle in, than if you were planting in the spring.
As for water??? If you have the least bit of a marsh area, maybe it would do well. I am not familiar with your climate, but would think with the moisture from the gulf, it might be fine.
I hope so.

I am in Alaska now, and will be returning home this week, please d mail me later in the week and remind me to check on its needs for you.
Thanks for your comments, and I do hope I can find something that might let us know if it would grow for you.

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