Can You Root Pawpaw Suckers – Tips For Propagating Pawpaw Suckers

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Can You Root Pawpaw Suckers – Tips For Propagating Pawpaw Suckers

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer Pawpaw is a tasty, although unusual, fruit. Though it is a member of the mostly tropical Anonnaceae plant family, the pawpaw is suited for growing in humid temperate regions in USDA gardening zones 5 through 8. Besides the interesting fruits, pawpaws also have beautiful, deep red or purple flowers that look like they date from the age of the dinosaurs. Growing Pawpaw Sucker Root Cuttings You’ve probably only tasted a pawpaw if you’re lucky enough to have a tree growing nearby, either in the wild or on a neighbor’s property. You may have noticed suckers (shoots that grow directly from the roots) emerging from the ground. Seeing these emerging from the ground, some may ask: “can you root pawpaw suckers?” It is difficult to propagate the tree in this manner. According to people experienced with this tree, pawpaw sucker propagation tends to

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