KSU Pawpaw Power: Innovation and Research in Frankfort, KY

Updated: Sep 24, 2019

Kentucky State University

has the only full-time pawpaw research program
in the world as part of the KSU Land Grant Program. We spoke with Sheri Crabtree, Horticulture Research and Extension Associate, and Dr. Kirk Pomper, Director of Land Grant Programs/Professor - Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, who gave us a tour of the impressive pawpaw orchard
and talked about the many things the program accomplishes
including 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. Check out the videos below!

KSU Pawpaw Orchard video tour

KSU's Dr. Kirk Pomper & Sheri Crabtree talk pawpaw

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