DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS

Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:27 pm

Guess what it is. Betty loves them.

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If you look close you can see six on one stem the most I have ever seen.

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There are five on this one.

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One on the left came off of our tree the two on right came off of a friends tree.

These are also the biggest ones I have ever seen.
Most probably will know but you will be surprised how many people have never heard of them. You either love them or don't like them.
Betty loves them and I can't stand them. We have a tree by our garage. Last year the frost killed the bloom but this year the tree is loaded as you can see they have from three to six to the stem.
In case you don't know I will tell you later. :) :)

Jim

Re: DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS

Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:02 pm

It's a paw paw. :D

Re: DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS

Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:48 pm

What in tarnation is a paw-paw :?: :?: :?: And what is up with the love/hate thing :? :?: :?:

Re: DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS

Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:08 pm

Rudi:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pawpaw

Re: DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS

Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:11 pm

Don:

Ok, so it has a cold tolerant variety. Papaya is good fruit.. I like Papaya.. so I think I would like PawPaw. How do I get one? How far north is it tolerant? Say Zone 5?????

Info would be appreciated.. boy that would be cool to grow here!

Re: DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS

Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:24 pm

Don't know about a cold climate variety. They grow in central Missouri. Not common though.

Re: DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS

Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:11 am

Rudi,

I don't think that they would tolerate your temperatures that far North. I've only seen them growing in the wild, so I don't know if they are available commercially.

Re: DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS

Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:19 am

Rudi wrote:Don:

Ok, so it has a cold tolerant variety. Papaya is good fruit.. I like Papaya.. so I think I would like PawPaw. How do I get one? How far north is it tolerant? Say Zone 5?????

Info would be appreciated.. boy that would be cool to grow here!


Rudi,
I agree with Don I wouldn't thank Paw Paws would grow that far North. The blooms want even stand frost. Every year our tree is loaded with blooms than we will get a light frost. Any bloom that gets frost on them will abort. If it doesn't get to cold and the tree is in the woods usually they will make it.
Betty says the texture of the PawPaw is something like custard. She also says she doesn't thank they taste like Papaya they are even better. Wish you lived closer. Would send you some but I don't thank they would keep. :big give up:

Jim

Re: DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS

Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:10 pm

Jim:

What zone are you in? Gardening Zone that is...

According to Wikipedia : PawPaw

Wikipedia wrote:The pawpaws are shrubs or small trees, reaching heights of 2 to 12 m tall. The northern, cold-tolerant common pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is deciduous, while the southern species are often evergreen.


Also, here is the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map from the US Department of Agriculture:

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If you notice, it shows us as USDA HPZ-4a although no hyperlink.

Re: DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS

Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:35 pm

Paw-Paws are offered in several seed catalogs that I receive. However, just about all of the seed catalogs that I receive are from nurserys located in Midwest.

Re: DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS

Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:16 pm

Eugene...

What zone in the midwest? Surprisingly some very nice fruit trees survive the winter here. So far I have had fair luck with Peach trees believe it or not.. but this is the 3rd year for one.. and it seems to be thriving. Had 2 peaches last year, but the birds got em before we did... next time we will be faster..

Re: DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS

Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:38 pm

Rudi. I am right on the edge of zone 5 and 6. It will get to about -15 F here once in a while.

Stark Brothers is a Missouri nursery and I think Gurneys (spelling) is the other catalog that has Paw-paws. I threw out all my old seed catlogs several months ago.

Re: DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS

Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:04 pm

http://www.starkbros.com/access?action= ... llection=0

Re: DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS

Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:36 pm

Discussed Paw-Paws with a local nursery man today. He said that they grow wild in low (swampy) areas and under a tree canopy.

Re: DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS

Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:23 pm

Rudi wrote:Jim:

What zone are you in? Gardening Zone that is...

According to Wikipedia : PawPaw

Wikipedia wrote:The pawpaws are shrubs or small trees, reaching heights of 2 to 12 m tall. The northern, cold-tolerant common pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is deciduous, while the southern species are often evergreen.


Also, here is the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map from the US Department of Agriculture:

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If you notice, it shows us as USDA HPZ-4a although no hyperlink.

According to that map, I am in 5a and they will grow and produce here if protected. Not sure how you would get a tree imported. Remember your nuts :censored: