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Dr. Kirk Pomper and Mr. Neal Peterson open the Fourth International Pawpaw Conference in Frankfort, Kentucky.






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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


Fourth International Pawpaw Conference a Success! (09/19/16)


Pawpaw is a Tropical Fruit that Actually Grows in Ontario (09/16/16)


18th Annual Ohio PawPaw Festival  (09/14/16)


A Pawpaw Primer: How a Forgotten Fruit Got Found Again (09/13/16)


Garden Guru: How to Get Your Own Pawpaw Patch Started (0913/16)


Garden Variety: Try the Neglected Pawpaw, a Native Kansas Fruit (08/29/16)


Pawpaw festival (North Carolina) is Saturday; chance to buy trees, food (08/25/16)


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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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