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RE: Gene's greenhouse NOW Sycamore


Hi All, Sorta missed the front part of this, but assume it's about growing
PawPaw's.  There is a program at the University of Nebraska, testing the
hardiness of the tree for around here.  I've had a couple planted for a
couple of years and they seem to be doing fine.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of Cathy Carpenter
Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2006 5:18 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Gene's greenhouse NOW Sycamore


One of their attractions for me was that they are the northernmost
members of their family. Mine are seedlings yet, but I have hopes....
Did not know of the U of K's program. Do  they have a description of
their efforts on the web?

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Jan 21, 2006, at 1:25 PM, james singer wrote:

> I envy your ability to grow Asimina triloba, Cathy. It's one of the
> very few Annonaceae that will not grow here. Do you know University
> of Kentucky has a huge breeding program to make pawpaws
> commercially viable fresh fruit?
>
> On Jan 21, 2006, at 1:35 PM, Cathy Carpenter wrote:
>
>> I have also planted Lindera benzoin in an attempt to attract the
>> Spicebush swallowtail, Asimina triloba in an attempt to attract the
>> Zebra swallowtail, and Aristolochia durior to attract the Pipevine
>> swallowtail, but haven't observed any of them yet.
>>
>> Cathy, west central IL, z5b

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