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Pawpaw sprouting time?

 
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I planted some fresh pawpaw seeds last fall in my greenhouse.  They haven't appeared yet so I'm wondering if they failed or if I'm impatient.  For a timing reference, my figs have budded out and pushed 6+ inches of growth.
 
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I've only tried sprouting pawpaw seeds once, but in general they are very slow to sprout even under ideal conditions.
 
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my pawpaw seeds from last year haven’t come up yet either. they think about roots for a while before they consider stems.

i usually sprout some pawpaw seed every year. this is standard.
 
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Thanks!  I'll be patient and keep on watering them
 
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In zone 7 last year mine didn't sprout until July
 
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Same with mine, planted in March and came up in July. Also pawpaw can tolerate full sun so you don't need to grow them in shade. I really regret I planted all my seedlings in shade and they are growing so slowly.
 
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I think I planted them in zone 9.  Not sure.  It only gets down to 9F where they are...
 
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So once the pawpaws finally make their appearance at what point do I plant them out? That first fall or the following spring?
 
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In zone 7A/B it took the second summer for seeds to show themselves above the soil. When I dug them out of the large pot they had very long tap roots.
 
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Still nothing but I guess I'll give it another year.  Thanks!
 
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Still not late for Pawpaws to sprout. Mine here on the Delmarva usually do not sprout above ground until late July or early August. They could very well have already sprouted underground forming a good taproot prior to emerging above ground, and making one to three leaves only, in their first season.
 
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I see some little tree-like things coming up.  Might these be them???
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The vein pattern looks right. Second year pawpaws.

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yep, i think that’s them, mike.
 
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Woo Hoo!  Thanks everyone :)
 
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