PAWPAW

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PAWPAW suitable for counties:
ALABAMA: Bibb, Blount, Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Choctaw, Coffee, Colbert, Coosa, Cullman, Dale, Dallas, DeKalb, Elmore, Etowah, Franklin, Greene, Henry, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Limestone, Macon, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Russell, Shelby, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Winston
ARKANSAS: Arkansas, Ashley, Baxter, Benton, Boone, Bradley, Calhoun, Carroll, Chicot, Clark, Clay, Cleburne, Cleveland, Columbia, Conway, Craighead, Crawford, Crittenden, Cross, Dallas, Drew, Faulkner, Franklin, Fulton, Garland, Grant, Greene, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lee, Lincoln, Little River, Logan, Lonoke, Madison, Marion, Miller, Mississippi, Monroe, Montgomery, Nevada, Newton, Ouachita, Perry, Phillips, Pike, Poinsett, Polk, Pope, Prairie, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Scott, Searcy, Sevier, Sharp, St. Francis, Stone, Union, Van Buren, Washington, White, Woodruff, Yell
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: District of Columbia
DELAWARE: Kent, New Castle
FLORIDA: Gadsden, Jackson, Liberty, Washington
GEORGIA: Bartow, Burke, Carroll, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clay, Columbia, DeKalb, Elbert, Fannin, Floyd, Fulton, Gordon, Greene, Hall, Harris, Hart, Jackson, Jasper, Lincoln, Lumpkin, McDuffie, Murray, Muscogee, Oglethorpe, Pickens, Polk, Rabun, Stephens, Taliaferro, Taylor, Walker, White, Wilkes, Wilkinson
IOWA: Fremont, Taylor
ILLINOIS: Adams, Alexander, Bond, Brown, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Cook, Crawford, Cumberland, De Witt, DeKalb, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Gallatin, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Henderson, Iroquois, Jackson, Jefferson, Jersey, Johnson, Kankakee, Kendall, La Salle, Lawrence, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Mason, Massac, McDonough, McLean, Menard, Monroe, Morgan, Moultrie, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, St. Clair, Tazewell, Union, Vermilion, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, Will, Williamson
INDIANA: Adams, Allen, Bartholomew, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, De Kalb, Dearborn, Decatur, Delaware, Dubois, Elkhart, Floyd, Fountain, Franklin, Fulton, Grant, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Hendricks, Howard, Huntington, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Knox, Kosciusko, La Porte, Lagrange, Lawrence, Marion, Marshall, Martin, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Newton, Noble, Orange, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Porter, Posey, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Rush, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, St. Joseph, Steuben, Sullivan, Switzerland, Tippecanoe, Union, Vanderburgh, Wabash, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wells
KANSAS: Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Bourbon, Brown, Butler, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Coffey, Cowley, Crawford, Doniphan, Douglas, Elk, Franklin, Greenwood, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Labette, Leavenworth, Linn, Lyon, Miami, Montgomery, Nemaha, Neosho, Osage, Pottawatomie, Riley, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Wilson, Woodson, Wyandotte
KENTUCKY: Anderson, Barren, Bath, Bell, Boone, Bourbon, Bracken, Breathitt, Bullitt, Campbell, Carlisle, Carroll, Carter, Casey, Clark, Cumberland, Edmonson, Elliott, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd, Franklin, Fulton, Garrard, Grant, Grayson, Green, Greenup, Hardin, Henderson, Henry, Hickman, Hopkins, Jackson, Jefferson, Jessamine, Johnson, Kenton, Knox, Larue, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Magoffin, Marion, Martin, Mason, McLean, Meade, Menifee, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Nelson, Pendleton, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Trimble, Union, Warren, Wolfe, Woodford
LOUISIANA: Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Catahoula, Claiborne, De Soto, East Baton Rouge, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Jackson, La Salle, Lafayette, Lincoln, Livingston, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, St. Helena, St. James, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Union, Vernon, Washington, Webster, West Carroll, West Feliciana, Winn
MARYLAND: All counties
MICHIGAN: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Cass, Genesee, Hillsdale, Ingham, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lenawee, Macomb, Monroe, Muskegon, Oakland, Shiawassee, St. Joseph, Van Buren, Washtenaw, Wayne
MISSOURI: Andrew, Atchison, Audrain, Barry, Barton, Bates, Benton, Bollinger, Boone, Buchanan, Butler, Caldwell, Callaway, Camden, Cape Girardeau, Carroll, Carter, Cass, Cedar, Chariton, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Dade, Dallas, Daviess, DeKalb, Dent, Douglas, Dunklin, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Grundy, Henry, Hickory, Holt, Howard, Howell, Iron, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Laclede, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Madison, Maries, Marion, McDonald, Miller, Mississippi, Moniteau, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, New Madrid, Newton, Oregon, Osage, Ozark, Pemiscot, Perry, Pettis, Phelps, Pike, Platte, Polk, Pulaski, Ralls, Randolph, Ray, Reynolds, Ripley, Saline, Scott, Shannon, Shelby, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Stoddard, Stone, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wright
MISSISSIPPI: Adams, Alcorn, Amite, Carroll, Clarke, Coahoma, DeSoto, Franklin, Grenada, Hinds, Holmes, Itawamba, Jasper, Lafayette, Leake, Leflore, Marshall, Monroe, Newton, Pontotoc, Scott, Smith, Tate, Tishomingo, Tunica, Union, Warren, Wilkinson, Winston, Yazoo
NORTH CAROLINA: Alamance, Anson, Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Burke, Cabarrus, Caswell, Cumberland, Davidson, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Gaston, Graham, Granville, Guilford, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Lincoln, Madison, Martin, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Orange, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Person, Polk, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly, Stokes, Swain, Transylvania, Union, Wake, Washington, Yancey
NEBRASKA: Douglas, Nemaha, Otoe, Richardson
NEW JERSEY: Atlantic, Burlington, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Sussex
NEW YORK: Chautauqua, Erie, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Oswego, Richmond, Ulster
OHIO: Adams, Allen, Ashland, Ashtabula, Athens, Auglaize, Belmont, Brown, Butler, Carroll, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Columbiana, Coshocton, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Darke, Defiance, Delaware, Erie, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Gallia, Geauga, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Huron, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lake, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Lorain, Lucas, Madison, Mahoning, Marion, Medina, Meigs, Mercer, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Ottawa, Paulding, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Portage, Preble, Putnam, Richland, Ross, Sandusky, Scioto, Seneca, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Van Wert, Vinton, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Williams, Wood, Wyandot
OKLAHOMA: Adair, Cherokee, Latimer, Le Flore, McCurtain, Nowata, Osage, Ottawa, Pushmataha, Tulsa
PENNSYLVANIA: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bucks, Chester, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Luzerne, Montgomery, Perry, Philadelphia, Somerset, Union, Washington, Westmoreland, York
SOUTH CAROLINA: Aiken, Calhoun, Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Darlington, Edgefield, Greenwood, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lexington, Marlboro, Newberry, Pickens, Saluda, York
TENNESSEE: Anderson, Benton, Bledsoe, Blount, Campbell, Cannon, Carroll, Carter, Cheatham, Chester, Claiborne, Clay, Cocke, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, Decatur, Dickson, Dyer, Fayette, Fentress, Franklin, Gibson, Grainger, Greene, Grundy, Hamblen, Hancock, Hardeman, Hardin, Hawkins, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Knox, Lake, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lincoln, Macon, Marion, Maury, McNairy, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Obion, Overton, Pickett, Polk, Rhea, Roane, Robertson, Rutherford, Scott, Sevier, Shelby, Smith, Stewart, Sullivan, Sumner, Tipton, Union, Van Buren, Warren, Wayne, Weakley, White, Williamson, Wilson
TEXAS: Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby
VIRGINIA: Accomack, Albemarle, Alleghany, Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Arlington, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Brunswick, Buchanan, Buckingham, Campbell, Caroline, Charles City, Charlotte, Chesapeake, Chesterfield, Clarke, Culpeper, Cumberland, Dickenson, Dinwiddie, Essex, Fairfax, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Franklin, Frederick, Giles, Gloucester, Goochland, Greensville, Halifax, Hampton, Hanover, Henrico, Henry, Highland, Isle of Wight, James City, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Lee, Loudoun, Louisa, Lunenburg, Madison, Mathews, Mecklenburg, Middlesex, Montgomery, Nelson, New Kent, Newport News, Northumberland, Nottoway, Orange, Page, Pittsylvania, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Prince William, Pulaski, Rappahannock, Richmond, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Russell, Scott, Shenandoah, Smyth, Southampton, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Suffolk, Surry, Sussex, Virginia Beach, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland, Wise, York
WISCONSIN: All counties
WEST VIRGINIA: Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Braxton, Brooke, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Grant, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mineral, Mingo, Monongalia, Morgan, Ohio, Pendleton, Pleasants, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Summers, Taylor, Upshur, Wayne, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood, Wyoming

Pawpaw belongs to family of annonaceae plants, its species name is triloba. This plant grows actively in spring and summer. Pawpaw has dark green foliage and bears purple colored flowers. Pawpaw booms in mid spring.The plant grows in erect form with single stem. Pawpaw is a slow growing plant, a mature Pawpaw can grow up to 25 feet. This plant has very low tolerance to draught conditons.

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer Flower Color : Purple
Foliage Color : Dark Green Growth Form : Single Stem
Growth Rate : Slow Height, Mature (feet) : 25
Drought Tolerance : Low Frost Free Days, Minimum : 160
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -27 Palatable Human : Yes
Bloom Period : Mid Spring
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Reproduction

Bloom Period : Mid Spring Commercial Availability : Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance : Medium Fruit/Seed Period Begin : Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End : Summer Fruit/Seed Persistence : Yes
Propogated by Bare Root : Yes Propogated by Bulbs : No
Propogated by Container : Yes Propogated by Corms : No
Propogated by Cuttings : No Propogated by Seed : Yes
Propogated by Sod : No Propogated by Sprigs : No
Propogated by Tubers : No Seeds per Pound : 697
Seed Spread Rate : Slow Seedling Vigor : Medium
Small Grain : No Vegetative Spread Rate : None

Use

Berry/Nut/Seed Product : Yes Christmas Tree Product : No
Fodder Product : No Fuelwood Product : Low
Lumber Product : No Naval Store Product : No
Nursery Stock Product : Yes Palatable Browse Animal : Low
Palatable Graze Animal : Low Palatable Human : Yes
Post Product : No Protein Potential : Low
Pulpwood Product : No Veneer Product : No

Physiology

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer After Harvest Regrowth Rate : - -
Bloat : None C:N Ratio : High
Coppice Potential : Yes Fall Conspicuous : Yes
Fire Resistance : No Flower Color : Purple
Flower Conspicuous : No Foliage Color : Dark Green
Foliage Porosity Summer : Moderate Foliage Porosity Winter : Porous
Foliage Texture : Coarse Fruit Color : Brown
Fruit Conspicuous : No Growth Form : Single Stem
Growth Rate : Slow Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : 25
Height, Mature (feet) : 25 Known Allelopath : No
Leaf Retention : No Lifespan : Short
Low Growing Grass : No Nitrogen Fixation : None
Resprout Ability : Yes Shape and Orientation : Erect
Toxicity : None

Growth Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils : Yes Adapted to Medium Textured Soils : Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils : No Anaerobic Tolerance : Low
CaCO3 Tolerance : Medium Cold Stratification Required : Yes
Drought Tolerance : Low Fertility Requirement : High
Fire Tolerance : Medium Frost Free Days, Minimum : 160
Hedge Tolerance : Low Moisture Use : Medium
pH (Minimum) : 4.7 pH (Maximum) : 7.2
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : 3400 Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : 4800
Precipitation (Minimum) : 80 Precipitation (Maximum) : 80
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 20 Salinity Tolerance : None
Shade Tolerance : Tolerant Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -27

PAWPAW GALLERY

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Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. South National Technical Center, Fort Worth. Courtesy of USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute.
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Larry Allain. USGS NWRC.
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J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, DC, Washington, USDA ARS National Arboretum. June 13, 2002.
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J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, DC, Washington, USDA ARS National Arboretum. June 13, 2002.
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J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, DC, Washington, USDA ARS National Arboretum. June 13, 2002.
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J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, DC, Washington, USDA ARS National Arboretum. June 27, 2003.
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Courtesy of USDA Forest Service.
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Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory. United States, VA, Castleman Ferry.
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Elaine Haug. Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Department of Systematic Biology-Botany. United States, VA, Woodbridge, Occoquan National Wildlife Refuge.
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Jeff McMillian. Courtesy of Almost Eden. United States, LA.
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W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, DC, Washington.
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W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, DC, Washington.
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W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, DC, Washington.
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R.C.B. Thurston. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States.
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 83. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.
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USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team, Fort Worth, TX.

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