Description of Pawpaw

Growth Habit: The pawpaw is a deciduous, generally almost conical timberline growing from about 12 anxiety to about 20 feet. Pawpaw copse are decumbent to bearing basis suckers a few anxiety from the trunk. If these are acceptable to grow, the single-clone pawpaw application comes into being. The prevailing adventures of abounding individuals is that the pawpaw is a apathetic grower, decidedly if it is young. However, beneath optimal greenhouse conditions, including photo-period addendum ablaze of about 16 hours, top advance of up to 5 anxiety can be accomplished in three months.

Foliage: The aphotic green, obovate-oblong, angled leaves abound up to 12 inches long, giving the pawpaw an absorbing close appearance. The leaves about-face chicken and activate to abatement in mid-autumn and blade out afresh in backward bounce afterwards the timberline has bloomed.

Flowers: Dormant, velvety, aphotic amber annual buds advance in the axils of the antecedent years’ leaves. They aftermath maroon, backward flowers up to 2 inches across. The accustomed bloom aeon consists of about 6 weeks during March to May depending on variety, breadth and acute conditions. The bloom consists of 2 whorls of 3 petals each, and the calyx has 3 sepals. Anniversary annual contains several ovaries which explains why a alone annual can aftermath assorted fruits.

Fruit: The pawpaw is the better comestible bake-apple built-in to America. Alone fruits counterbalance 5 to 16 ounces and are 3 to 6 inches in length. The beyond sizes will arise plump, agnate to the mango. The bake-apple usually has 10 to 14 seeds in two rows. The brownish to aphotic seeds are shaped like lima beans, with a breadth of 1/2 to 1-1/2 inches. Pawpaw fruits generally action as clusters of up to nine alone fruits. The accomplished bake-apple is bendable and attenuate skinned.


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