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Paw-Paw tree
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Hilltopper    Posted 05-09-2002 at 14:27:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where can I buy one? Or do I have to hunt one down in the woods. (Kentucky)

Dani Archuleta    Posted 03-24-2004 at 14:57:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
this is a very pretty tree

BoB Saget    Posted 09-04-2002 at 07:57:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey can someone tell me the latin name for the paw paw tree in like 30min?

Marc Schmidt    Posted 06-02-2003 at 13:14:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I found a latin name for the Paw Paw. Not sure if this is right.

Asimina Triloba

SAM    Posted 05-10-2002 at 13:55:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]

If you go to the above website you can even order them on -line (also Persimom if you're interested). I bought both from a local farmer here in PA but not sure how'll they will do, particularly if we have another drought this year. I think it's too late to order them this year - try next year.

Kansas Kid    Posted 05-09-2002 at 17:50:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I bought a few from Gurneys this year. They were not as big as I thought they would be only about 6 inches tall, but maybe they will do ok. I think they cost about $10 each.

MikeH-Tx    Posted 05-09-2002 at 19:08:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've bought them twice from Gurney and they have died each time. And, I thought I could grow anything.

Tom A    Posted 05-09-2002 at 15:24:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I've been looking at them in catalogs for years, just haven't gotten off my bu77 to buy any yet.

I think all of the 'major' nursury catalogs list them, like Miller's or Gurneys. They just don't feature them in big articles...usually one little pic in the corner of a page as an 'oddity.'


Mama Bear    Posted 05-09-2002 at 14:34:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Guess I'm real ignorant, but what's a paw-paw tree?

Hogman---thats where You grow MAW MAW's    Posted 05-09-2002 at 20:02:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Could'nt resist that one. They grow wild here in the Ozarks,look like a small green banana and taste a lot like one. Some Folks donot care for Them. I have only eaten one and that was some 70 pluss years ago but recall it was right tasty. With close to a hundred acres of woods which I have searched well ,have never found a tree.From that stand point They are sorta like morrel mushrooms,some folks find em and some of Us could stumble and fall down in a patch and never see one.
Corny joke were'nt it?

LH    Posted 05-09-2002 at 21:45:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Around here the best place to find native trees is along the old abandoned rail lines. The seeds often took root when the rail passengers threw the leftovers out the windows of the train. We tried planting trees also buu no luck either. Another tip when you eat them wait till after the first good frost and they are turning near black like an overripe bananna. Don't eat em before that or you'll think lemons are sweet.

Hilltopper    Posted 05-09-2002 at 14:49:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Commonly called Kentucky banannas. Tropical flavored, they sustained a lot of frontiersman on their journeys. You can get it for two/four dollars a pound. The bark has a built in insecticide that will kill head lice. The fruit is also used to flavor ice cream. Being an old country boy from Ohio I don't believe I have ever eaten one. The University of Ky. is doing research on them. I guess I will contact them and maybe get a small tree. They bear fruit in about five years. Muffins made with paw-paw beat out muffins made with applesauce or vegetable oil in a taste test. I just want one for my yard. I am trying to get a Kentucky coffee tree also.

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