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PawPaw??
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John    Posted 06-11-2002 at 13:35:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Can anyone tell me when PawPaw is ripe on the tree?
I found a small patch of PawPaw on our farm.
I don't know anything about the fruit.

Thanks


Fred Tx    Posted 06-12-2002 at 09:19:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
As I remember, when the fruit gets soft. We had lots of PawPaws in Indiana. The trees were small like a persimmon tree. Fruit tastes somethin like bannas.


LH    Posted 06-11-2002 at 19:28:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you eat one that ain't ripe you'll know it real quick. Actually they dont get rip until after the first killing frost and they start to turn black like an over ripe bannana


WallSal55    Posted 06-12-2002 at 10:38:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Actually, the picture shows the Paw Paw fruit turning from yellow to dark green, but I believe there are a few black areas on it.


PCC-AL    Posted 06-11-2002 at 19:14:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi John,
Paw Paws are not near as much fun as persimmon. A persimmon tree can even teach a rocket scientist when the fruit is ripe. Good luck.


cornfused    Posted 06-11-2002 at 14:28:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Seems to me that they start getting darker and softer. I can't get one to grow here for anything!


WallSal55    Posted 06-11-2002 at 14:38:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Raintree offers 7 varieties of Paw Paw, (hardy northern type, Indiana type). Says they grow well as an understory tree, but can grow in full sun. However, young trees prefer partial shade in hot, dry areas. website: raintreenursery.com for free catalog in spring.


cornfused    Posted 06-11-2002 at 14:48:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks, I requested one of their catalogs.


WallSal55    Posted 06-11-2002 at 14:36:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Raintree offers 7 varieties of Paw Paw, (hardy northern type, Indiana type). Says they grow well as an understory tree, but can grow in full sun. However, young trees prefer partial shade in hot, dry areas. website: raintreenursery.com for free catalog in spring.


Scott Hansen    Posted 06-11-2002 at 14:00:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Pawpaw. Don't know nothin about the trees, but I used to always hear that on The Rifleman.


WallSal55    Posted 06-11-2002 at 14:29:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just read about Paw Paw trees last night in the
Raintree nursery catalog. Says here: harvest when fruit turns from green to yellow. Scoop out seeds, pulp, with a spoon and eat. Pulp tastes like vanilla custard. Ripens in late Sept to October. Sounds like an interesting tree!


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