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Pawpaw seedling?
Pawpaw seedling?
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Greg
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October 1, 2023 - 8:48 am

I hope these photos show. Anyone know if this is a pawpaw seedling? Or is it a mango? 3" tall. Hoping to graft pawpaw scion in March. You know, if it's a pawpaw 😉

Many of my OGW nursery pawpaws failed to break dormancy. One of the staff there confirmed that the grower gives them plants with weak grafts. Was hoping to buy one with green leaves on it, but the one in stock had no leaves in September 🙁  The staff person said he was pretty sure they could provide me scion in the spring so I could rookie graft my own, provided I could get a seedling of course 😉 So, I'm not sure if I'm seeing a pawpaw here because I'm wanting to see a pawpaw 😉

(the nursery did not stand behind their guarantee of bud break by, I think it was, June 1)

... let me try again. Photos:

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jafar
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October 1, 2023 - 1:27 pm

That does not look like a pawpaw to me, although my experience is limited.

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Greg
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October 1, 2023 - 7:44 pm

I wonder what it is, if not a pawpaw. Maybe a mango? (which would actually make sense, because I eat mangoes and compost the seeds 😉

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John S
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October 1, 2023 - 9:21 pm

When I see serrated leaves like that, I don't think pawpaw. It hink some kind of a chestnut or something like that.

John S
PDX OR

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Dubyadee
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October 2, 2023 - 3:23 pm

I agree it looks like a chestnut. If you dig it up you might see the nutshell still there. I believe the pawpaw leaf is rounded on the tip, like an Indian plum leaf. 

Edit:  Pawpaw and Indian plum have  pointed tip but wider past the middle of the leaf. I took pictures of my pawpaw leaves. 

Chestnut:

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Pawpaw:

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Greg
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October 2, 2023 - 7:33 pm

Yeah, the seed is pretty big. It's shaped just like a small avocado seed, but split in two pieces. Yeah, y'all are right; it's definitely not a pawpaw.

Wait, I just googled Avocado seedling images and now I think this is an avocado seedling. 

Anyone in Portland, OR got some extra pawpaw seeds ya want to sell me?

Also, Does anyone in Portland want an avocado seedling? I also have one papaya seedling to give away.

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John S
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October 2, 2023 - 7:56 pm

My pawpaws aren't ripe yet, but when they are, I'll try to remember. 

John S
PDX OR

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Greg
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October 2, 2023 - 9:16 pm

John S said
My pawpaws aren't ripe yet, but when they are, I'll try to remember. 

Oh that would rock! I would love to grow a seedling or two, to graft a future pollinator pawpaw onto. Yeah, save those seeds!!

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John S
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October 3, 2023 - 12:37 pm

Greg-I PMed you.
JOhn S
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Greg
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October 3, 2023 - 1:04 pm

Oh that's weird, I didn't get your PM  I'm set to receive PMs and get an email alert. I just Tried sending you a PM, but got error "unable to update PM thread" so you probably didn't get it. Boo, hiss.  Maybe I'll remember what that other forum you're on is. EDIT: hah! I remember now. PM sent (on that other forum)

Oh that weird, I didn't get a PM.

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sweepbjames
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October 5, 2023 - 12:11 pm

John S said
Greg-I PMed you.

JOhn S

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I just sent a PM to you Greg.

My experience with the Private Messaging here is that PM's must originate from your own membership page. accessed successfully via your 'inbox' button, then... 'compose' button.    

Ive not had success trying to PM from the buttons on the intended recipients member page. Supposing that maybe a security gate.

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Greg
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October 5, 2023 - 2:36 pm

sweepbjames said

John S said

Greg-I PMed you.

JOhn S

PDX OR

  

...My experience with the Private Messaging here is that PM's must originate from your own membership page. accessed successfully via your 'inbox' button, then... 'compose' button.    

Ive not had success trying to PM from the buttons on the intended recipients member page. Supposing that maybe a security gate.

Ah! Two mysteries solved! 

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Greg
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October 6, 2023 - 8:41 pm

John S said
Greg-I PMed you.

JOhn S

PDX OR

Thanks for the Pawpaw seeds, John

I see pawpaw fruit in my future!

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John S
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October 8, 2023 - 4:55 pm

It is a very rewarding fruit tree to grow here in the PNW. Thanks for the plants.

John S
PDX OR

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