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Pawpaw Bibliography and Search Tool


For up-to-date information concerning pawpaw (Asimina triloba) or other plants, use the online search tool AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access). AGRICOLA serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library (NAL), as well as a primary public source for world-wide access to agricultural information. The database covers materials in all formats and periods, including printed works from as far back as the 15th century.

To search for recent articles about the North American pawpaw, go to the USDA-NAL website at: and enter Asimina triloba in the search box for either articles or books and press the Go icon by the box. Enjoy!   (Note: Links to the USDA-NAL have been down for some time; I will investigate further-KWP 1/19/09)


Older Bibliography by Other Search Tools

Selected bibliography of publications on Asimina triloba and other related Annonaceae (1984-1994)

Entire list

Asimina triloba

Other Annonaceae

History, cultivation, and general information

Propagation, pollination, and tissue culture

Chemistry, secondary compounds, acetogenins, flavor components

Physiology, postharvest, genetics, and crop development



Questions about pawpaws? Contact Sheri Crabtree at or telephone # 502-597-6375  Pawpaw Program questions? Contact Dr. Kirk Pomper at:  

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Updated January 18, 2009