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Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Tioga County, NY
I have Missouri MDC paw paws growing in Columbia county. Pretty inexpensive, 25 trees for $10. All of their stuff has looked nice and done well for us. Very good value.
As for Ontario's climate, some of it is pretty mild being located along the lake between NY and Michigan.
If you can get fruit from some local trees, you can grow your own from seed. I grew quite a few from seed collected from an old patch planted on Cornell U. Don't let the seeds dry out, moist stratify the seed over the winter in the refrigerator. Once you plant the seed, it can take a long time for it germinate, grow a big taproot, and then start showing top growth. It would be ideal to plant in the final location if you can protect the seed from rodents. It is a big seed so quite attractive to mice and squirrels. I started mine in pots indoors.