Chatham County Cooperative Extension has organized a Pawpaw Orchard Show & Tell for Monday, September 8, 2014 at Full of Life Farms outside of Pittsboro. We will visit grower Wynn Dinnsen’s orchard where he grows over 250 pawpaw trees and evaluates them for flavor and favorable seed-to-pulp ratio.
Pawpaws are our largest native fruits and are tasty, nutritious, and easy to grow. Wynn sells pawpaw fruit and pulp to several local restaurants and breweries.
Wynn also sells pawpaw trees through Country Farm & Home Supply in Pittsboro so farmers and gardeners can grow their own!
At the Show & Tell, Wynn will talk about pawpaw production and visitors will get a chance to tour the orchard and ask questions.
The Farm Show & Tell will be from 5:30 pm until about 7:00 pm. Parking is very limited at the orchard so we will meet at the Agriculture Building at 65 East Chatham St. in Pittsboro at 5:30 pm to carpool to the orchard. Meet in the parking lot in front of the Agriculture Building off of Hwy 15/501 immediately south of the traffic circle in downtown Pittsboro.
If you plan to attend the Farm Show & Tell, please RSVP to Debbie Roos and put “pawpaw” in the subject line.
For more information about pawpaw production:
- North Carolina Pawpaw Festival
- Organic Production of Pawpaw – Kentucky State University
- Forest Production of Pawpaw – Kentucky State University
- Pawpaw Planting Guide – Kentucky State University
- Pawpaw Growing Information – Kentucky State University
- Specialty Crop Profile: Pawpaw – Virginia Cooperative Extension
- Pawpaw: a Tropical Fruit for Temperate Climates – ATTRA