I give this book 10 out of 10 acorns easily, I’d give 20 if I could!
Everything I have ever wanted to ask about pawpaws is covered, things it never occurred to me to ask are covered, it’s an amazing amount of information!
If I had to pick ONE thing that will help me the most from this, with all the tons of information about how to plant them, where and why, it would be the nugget “Pawpaws grow well with black walnut trees.” That just gave me a ton of info about where I can put them, and gave me a great companion tree to my black walnut population that is being a bit problematic to deal with.
The table of contents does not do this book justice. The chapter entitled Pawpaw Planting 101 covers what type of soil, how to dig the hole, sheet mulching, companion planting, fungi, and ... wow, way more than I would have expected from one chapter. The book also covers what fungi affect them, what those fungi do to the fruit, how to harvest them, recipes that look absolutely wonderful, this is definitely a long tem keeper book, not just one you read and return to the library.
Fantastic book Mr Judd! You love your pawpaws, know a LOT about them, and communicate it VERY clearly! Thank you for the best book I have seen on pawpaws!