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Photograph of new pawpaw breeding orchard at Kentucky State University. Over 1000 new pawpaw seedlings from the KSU breeding program will have been planted by the spring of 2018. KSU has the largest pawpaw breeding program in the world to select the next generation of pawpaw cultivars.



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pawpaw.kysu provides information on how to grow and use fruit from the North American pawpaw tree.

KSU Pawpaw Program

The pawpaw (Asimina triloba) fruit has both fresh market and processing appeal, with a tropical like flavor that resembles a combination of banana, mango, and pineapple. Kentucky State University has the only full-time pawpaw research program in the world as part of the KSU Land Grant Program. Pawpaw research efforts are directed at improving propagation methods, developing orchard management recommendations, conducting regional variety trials, understanding fruit ripening and storage techniques, and germplasm collection and characterization of genetic diversity.

USDA National Clonal Repository for Pawpaw   

Since 1994, KSU has served as the USDA National Clonal Germplasm Repository or gene bank, for Asimina species (pawpaw), as a satellite site of the NCGR repository at Corvallis, OR. There are over 2,000 accessions (trees) from 17 states that are planted on 12 acres at the KSU farm.

Pawpaw News

Bark inlay grafting for top working pawpaw trees

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Pawpaw producer perpetuates traditional Kentucky treat

Brewers, KSU collaborate on unique craft beers to be released during Kentucky Proud Beer Week

Kentucky brewers, farmers, KSU to collaborate on special beers

Is Pawpaw the Next ‘It’ Ingredient?

This Once-Obscure Fruit Is On Its Way To Becoming PawPaw-Pawpular


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Questions about pawpaws? Contact Sheri Crabtree at sheri.crabtree@kysu.edu or telephone # 502-597-6375.  Pawpaw Program questions? Contact Dr. Kirk Pomper at: kirk.pomper@kysu.edu

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