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OPGA membership includes enthusiastic pawpaw consumers, backyard growers, and full-on, large-scale producers. Join us in preserving the history, cultivation practices, and availability of this large and tasty native fruit! BECOME A MEMBER today by completing and sending this form.The OPGA is a not-for-profit, tax exempt 501(c)5 organization. Dues payments are deductible as an ordinary business expense for federal income tax purposes. Contributions or gifts to the OPGA are not deductible as charitable contributions.
JOIN THE NAPGA PHENOLOGY PROJECT!
Join your observations of the North American pawpaw with those of others! For more information about adding to a database of NA pawpaw knowledge, see NAPGA Phenology Project’s landing page at Nature’s Notebook: www.usanpn.org/nn/pawpaw_growers
WHY GROW NORTH AMERICAN PAWPAWS?
1. The NA pawpaw has been growing in the United States for thousands of years & is well suited to the soils and climate.
2. History shows that the native cultures that once thrived in our region farmed large plantations of NA pawpaws.
3. Existing stands of NA pawpaws are excellent areas to further develop into productive semi-wild orchards.
4. The NA pawpaw is a nutritionally superior fruit, very high in protein, fat, minerals and amino acids.
WHY NOT JUST CALL THEM PAWPAWS?
Because of the widespread interest in this species, we want to be more inclusive with its name and terminology. Here, and in all NAPGA/OPGA publications, you will see the pawpaw referenced as the North American Pawpaw, or NA Pawpaw, to distinguish our fruit from those fruits called pawpaw or papaya in other parts of the world.