Pawpaws: The Complete Growing and Marketing Guide (Paperback)
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Pawpaws is the first in-depth guide to small-scale commercial cultivation of pawpaws. Also known as Indiana bananas or hipster bananas, this almost forgotten fruit, native to North America, is making a huge comeback with foodies, chefs, craft brewers, and discerning fruit-lovers.
Written by, and for, the organic grower, coverage includes:
- Botany and the cultural history of pawpaws
- Orchard siting and planning
- Choosing the best-quality nursery trees
- Descriptions of over 50 cultivars
- Propagation and organic growing tips
- Pests and disease management
- Marketing and selling fresh pawpaws, seeds, and starts
- Processing and producing value-added products.
Get ahead of the farming curve, diversify your orchard or food forest, and discover the commercial potential of America's almost forgotten native fruit with this comprehensive manual to small-scale commercial pawpaw production.
About the Author
Blake Cothron is an organic farmer, nurseryman, musician, poet, writer, educator, scientist, devotee, and mystic, with over 20 years' experience in organic agriculture, botany, horticulture, and growing food. Blake owns and operates Heritage Nursery, a 4-acre USDA Certified Organic research farm, orchard, and edible plant nursery, with a special interest in pawpaws. He shares his two decades of experience in organic agriculture and horticulture through magazine articles, including in Permaculture Design, online publications, public speaking engagements, and blogging. Blake is also a speaker and educator for OAK (Organic Association of Kentucky), an educational blogger at peacefulheritage.com, and a YouTuber. He splits his time between farming, research, gardening, travel, yoga, meditation, and being a husband and father. He lives with his wife and son in beautiful Kentucky.