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Q.Overwintering pawpaw seedlings in pots.

Zone Brooklyn, NY 7a | jblumberg added on September 29, 2019 | Answered

I live in NYC/7a, and have some pawpaw seedlings in tree pots. Can I leave the pots outside during the winter, and will the roots be okay if the low temperatures reach single digits? I understand that while these trees do fine in our zone, the ground temperature never gets as cold as potted plants. Would it be better to bury the pots in the ground, or not necessary?

These are first season seedlings, so I want to keep them in pots for a year or two before I find their final destinations.

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Answered on September 30, 2019

They should survive the temperatures, but burying them Pot-In-Pot style is, definitely, going to give the seedlings an advantage.

This article will help you to grow them in container: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/pawpaw/container-grown-pawpaw-trees.htm

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