Polyculture: Pawpaw Alley

Site Overview

Site description and conditions: This bed is a narrow alley situated on the north side of the house and property, with limited space and sun. It is generally the entrance point to the backyard on tours. Soil was initially gravel and sand fill, now rich. Pawpaw canopy with herbaceous species below.

Goals (key products, uses, functions): Pawpaw with productive understory; Demonstrate how polycultures work on tours.

Intensity and Management: Low to medium

Infrastructure: Irrigation line in place.

 

Species list (click for more info)

Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)

Ground bean (Amphicarpaea bracteata)

Toothwort (Cardamine diphylla)

Ramps (Allium tricoccum)

 

Other useful info

Video on pollinating pawpaws