Want to learn more about growing Paw Paws?

Learn from a master gardener to enrich your knowledge and connection with Paw Paws

Join us on an adventure that culminates in one of life’s most rewarding experiences. A delicious opportunity to enjoy organic gardening and gourmet food at it best.

For the Love of Paw Paws Online Course

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Are You Ready To Start Growing?

This immersive course will teach you everything you need to know about Paw Paws. You’ll learn:

  • Where to find Paw Paws
  • How to plant and care for Paw Paws
  • Harvest and handling tips
  • Delicious recipes
  • And much more!

This course will enrich your knowledge and connection with Paw Paws - from seed to table!

What's Included In The Course...


Intro to Paw Paws - The Tropical Fruit of the North

Learn valuable insights, including:

  • Where can I grow Paw Paws?
  • Zones/climates & soils
  • Siting Requirements
  • Sun vs Shade
  • Spacing

You’ll finish this lesson with a better understanding of Paw Paws.


Choosing a Good Paw Paw Tree

Learn valuable insights, including:

  • Wild vs Cultivated
  • Dug up vs Potted
  • Size Matters
  • Select Cultivars
  • The Bottom Line

You’ll finish this lesson with confidence in choosing the right Paw Paw tree.


Growing Paw Paws

Learn valuable insights, including:

  • Collecting & Storing Seed
  • Germinating Seeds
  • Direct Seeding
  • Pots & Potting Mixes
  • Grafting Paw Paws

You’ll finish this lesson with a complete understanding on how to successfully grow Paw Paws.


Planting & Caring for Paw Paws

Learn valuable insights, including:

  • When to plant
  • Planning ahead
  • Eco-Logical Tree Care
  • Feeding/Water
  • Companion Planting
  • Pruning & Shaping
  • Insect & Disease Issues

You’ll finish this lesson with the knowledge to properly plant and care for your Paw Paws.


Harvest & Processing

Learn valuable insights, including:

  • Paw Paw Pickin' Season
  • How to Pick a Paw Paw
  • Safe Handling
  • Processing & Storing
  • Foraging

You’ll finish this lesson with the knowledge of how to properly harvest your Paw Paws.


Recipes - What Do I Do With All This Fruit?

Learn valuable insights, including:

  • The Flavor Gamut
  • Raw vs Cooked
  • Nutrition
  • Recipes - Traditional, Vegan, Fermented...

You’ll finish this lesson with the recipes to try in your kitchen.


Paw Paws & Permaculture

Learn valuable insights, including:

  • What is Permaculture?
  • Food Forest Model
  • Agro-Forestry
  • Hugelkultur
  • Swales

You’ll finish this lesson with the understanding of how Paw Paws can thrive in different agriculture designs.


I'm Michael Judd

An avid fruit grower with over 25 years of growing experience, a Master Gardener Trainer who has led hundreds of successful projects and workshops, authored two popular edible landscaping books, and presented for notable institutions such as the US Botanical Garden, The Smithsonian, and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. As a recognized leader in the field of Edible Landscaping I bring practical hands-on learning for all stages of experience and interests.

"His explanation takes into account his history with the tree and goes deeper into the important points of growing the Paw Paw than one might find from a grower who is less involved with a planet-care perspective."
- Steven
"This is the best source of all things Paw Paw that we have found! Everything essential you need or want to know is here in one convenient place."
- Keith
"Wow!! It covers everything you would want or need to know about Paw Paws. I can't wait to try some of the recipes. It is a must have for anyone who is interested in planting, harvesting or foraging for Paw Paws."
- Lynn

For the Love of Paw Paws Online Course

What you'll get:
  • 7 Course Lessons (approx.. 40-60 mins), and 7 additional information sessions with Michael Judd
  • Reading Materials, Guest Interviews, Recipes, and Paw Paw Ambassador Certification
  • All lessons are available on demand - learn at your own pace!

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