Missouri is blessed with many native fruits, but none as tasty and potentially profitable as the American Persimmon and Pawpaw. The class will discuss including persimmon and pawpaw in agroforestry and permaculture, selection of a good site for growing these trees, choosing the best cultivars, establishing orchards, growing the crop, potential challenges, harvest and postharvest handling, and marketing the delicious fruit. The instructor is University of Missouri Extension horticulture field specialist Patrick Byers.
This work is supported by 2501 grant AO192501X443G009 from the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.