Pawpaws

The Complete Growing and Marketing Guide

Pawpaws is an in-depth guide to growing and marketing North America’s forgotten native fruit at small commercial orchard scale. Coverage includes selecting cultivars, orchard planning, propagating, organic growing, pest management, harvesting, marketing, and value-added products.

By: Blake Cothron

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Discover a fresh new offering for your farm or orchard business

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(s)

Blake Cothron is an organic farmer, nurseryman, writer, musician, and speaker, with over 20 years’ experience in organic agriculture, botany, horticulture, and growing food. He is the co-owner and co-operator of Peaceful Heritage Nursery, a 4-acre USDA Certified Organic research farm, orchard, and edible plant nursery. Author of Pawpaws: The Complete Growing and Marketing Guide, he has also written for Permaculture Design magazine and various online publications. Blake has an educational blog and YouTube channel devoted to fruit growing, and he is an educator with the Organic Association of Kentucky. He divides his time between farming, research, writing, beekeeping, gardening, travel, yoga, meditation, and being a husband and father in beautiful Kentucky.

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Book Specifications

ISBN: 9780865719552

Page Count: 248

Dimensions: 7.5 × 8.875 × 0.64 in

Publication Date: May 04, 2021

Images: Black & White Images + Color Section

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