CNY - New York State Pawpaw Conference

New York State Pawpaw Conference

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County (CCE Oswego County) and Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest NY (CCE Harvest NY) will be hosting a state-wide conference on a native fruit called pawpaw (Asimina triloba). The conference will be held on Saturday, October 1st from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the historic Kallet Theater in Pulaski, NY. Pawpaw is the largest edible fruit native to North America.

Recently, new cultivars have allowed for a niche industry to form and there is a lot of interest in seeing this native fruit return. Pawpaws are a wonderful crop with a lot of potential. In New York, the fruit begins to ripen in late September and continues through the first two weeks of October. The goal of the conference is to help bring the North American pawpaw out of the shadows. Conference organizers want to help fill in some important gaps in knowledge about this amazing fruit and to lay out a vision for the future.

The cost to attend this all-day event is $40 per person.

Registration is required and seating is limited.

Once attendees have registered online, they will receive a follow up email with the conference agenda and a list of restaurants within walking distance of Kallet Theater.

To learn more about the conference or to register go to the CCE Oswego website at:

For further information please contact Joshua Vrooman, Agriculture Educator for CCE Oswego County at or 315-963-7286 ext. 200 or Anya Osatuke, Small Fruits Specialist for CCE Harvest NY at or 607-752-2793.

Full Press Release and Information Available HERE

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