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Geneve, R., S. Kester, and K. Pomper. 2007. Autonomous Shoot Production in Pawpaw (Asimina triloba (L.) Dunal). Propagation of Ornamental Plants, 7: 51-56. [PDF]

Galli, F., D.D. Archbold, and K. Pomper. 2007. Pawpaw: An Old Fruit for New Needs. Acta Horticulturae, 744:641-666. [PDF]

Duffrin M.W. and K.W. Pomper. 2006. Development of Flavor Descriptors for Pawpaw Fruit Puree: A Step Toward the Establishment of a Native Tree Fruit Industry. Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal. 35:118-130. [PDF]

Pomper, K.W. and D.R. Layne. 2005. The North American Pawpaw: Botany and Horticulture. Horticultural Reviews. Vol. 31:351-384. [PDF]

Koslanund, R., D.D. Archbold, and K.W. Pomper. 2005. Pawpaw [Asimina triloba (L.)] Fruit Ripening. I. Ethylene Biosynthesis and Production. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 130:638-642. [PDF]

Koslanund, R., D.D. Archbold, and K.W. Pomper. 2005. Pawpaw [Asimina triloba (L.)] Fruit Ripening. II. Activity of Selected Cell-wall Degrading Enzymes. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 130:643-648. [PDF]

Pomper, K.W. and M. A. Grusak. 2004. Calcium uptake and whole-plant water use influence pod calcium concentration in snap bean plants. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 129:890-895. [PDF]

Pomper, K.W., S.B. Crabtree, S.P. Brown, S.C. Jones, T.M. Bonney, and D.R. Layne. 2003. Assessment of genetic diversity of pawpaw varieties with inter-simple sequence repeat markers. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 128:521-525. [PDF]

Archbold, D. D. and K. W. Pomper. 2003. Ripening pawpaw fruit exhibit respiratory and ethylene climacterics. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 30:99-103. [PDF]

Pomper, K. W. and R.J. Barney. 2003. Introduction to the second international pawpaw conference. HortTechnology 13: 410-411. [PDF]

Pomper, K. W., D. R. Layne, R. N. Peterson, and D. Wolfe. 2003. The Pawpaw Regional Variety Rrial: background and early data. HortTechnology 13: 412-417. [PDF]

Pomper, K. W., D. R. Layne, and S. C. Jones. 2003. Container production of pawpaw seedlings. HortTechnology 13: 434-438. [PDF]

Geneve, R. L., K. W. Pomper, S. T. Kester, J. N. Egilla, C. L. H. Finneseth, S. B. Crabtree, and D. R. Layne. 2003. Propagation of pawpaw - a review. HortTechnology 13: 428-433. [PDF]

Postman, J. D., K. E. Hummer, and K. W. Pomper. 2003. Vascular disease in Oregon regional pawpaw variety trial. HortTechnology 13: 418-420. [PDF]

Merwin, I. A., R. Byard, and K. W. Pomper. 2003. Survival, growth, and establishment of grafted pawpaws in upstate New York. HortTechnology 13: 421-422. [PDF]

Archbold, D. D., R. Kosnalund, and K. W. Pomper. 2003. Ripening and postharvest storage of pawpaw. HortTechnology 13:439-441. [PDF]

Templeton, S. B., M. Marlette, K. W. Pomper, and S. C. Jones. 2003. Favorable taste ratings for several pawpaw products. HortTechnology 13: 445-448. [PDF]

Pomper, K.W., D.R. Layne, and S.C. Jones. 2002. Incident irradiance and cupric hydroxide container treatment effects on early growth and development of container-grown pawpaw seedlings. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 127:13-19. [PDF]

Pomper, K.W., D. R. Layne, S.C. Jones, and M.G. Kwantes. 2002. Growth enhancement of container-grown pawpaw seedlings as influenced by media type, root-zone temperature, and fertilization regime. HortScience 37:329-333. [PDF]

Pomper, K.W., D.R. Layne, and E.B. Reed. 2002. Determination of the optimal rate of slow-release fertilizer for enhanced growth of pawpaw seedlings in containers. HortTechnology 13:397-401. [PDF]

Extension Publications and Web Sites

Finneseth, C., S. Kester, R. Geneve, K. Pomper, and D. Layne. 2000. Propagation of pawpaw (Asimina triloba). Combined Proceedings International Plant Propagator's Society 50:413-416. [PDF]

Pomper, K.W., D.R. Layne, and R.N. Peterson. 1999. The pawpaw regional variety trial, p.353-357. In J. Janick (ed). Perspectives on New Crops and New Uses. ASHS Press, Alexandria, VA. [PDF]

Jones, S.C, R.N. Peterson, T. Turner, K.W. Pomper, and D. R. Layne. 1998. Pawpaw planting guide: cultivars and nursery sources. KSU Pawpaw Ext. Bull.PIB-002. [link]

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