Paw paw (Asimina triloba)
Posted 31 August 2022 - 02:52 PM
I've never tried a paw paw, Yoshi, but I've also never lived anywhere even close to where they grow. From watching your posts lately it seems that you've got a pretty extensive garden/orchard to keep you, and yours fed. I tip my hat to you for that friend :)
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Posted 31 August 2022 - 02:58 PM
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Posted 31 August 2022 - 05:53 PM
True enough, there are pluses and minuses to every choice we make, and I clearly followed the fish when my choice came to locality, lol. Actually I came here more for the remoteness, but I really do like the fish :)
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Posted 02 September 2022 - 11:42 AM
Paw Paw is a native tree , here they grow wild near rivers ..there an under canopy... usually in hardwood forests .
This is zone The AG zone range is for Paw Paw 'zone to zone ..is zone 5 to zone 8 ,you might be able topush that to zone 4 to 9 with extra protextion or envitomental micro climares .
There very dificult to transplant .
You will get a much better quality tree/fruit if you buy one of the many Graftid named cultivators / clones ,
Edited by bezevo, 02 September 2022 - 12:19 PM.
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Posted 02 September 2022 - 12:13 PM
Wow, they tolerate low temps between -10 and -20f? (zone 5). I didn't realize they were so cold tolerant. In my mind I thought of them as thriving more in a zone 7 or 8.
A lot of people grow fruit trees around these parts in high tunnels to squeeze an extra zone of hardiness, (we are zone 4B). I wonder if that could work with paw paws?
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Posted 02 September 2022 - 03:07 PM
WELL Paw Paw are cousins of a cpl tropical fruits,,, they have huge tropical looking leaves .... but they evolved in the temperate north america ... HERE/Zone 5 it ocasionally gets down to -20 f for a few hours . we used to go wild paw paw hunting every year when we were kids .
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Posted 02 September 2022 - 07:20 PM
oh here is am IMPORTANT Paw Paw Tip ! ..............................JUST THE TIP ! heh
Paw Paw flowers are pollinated buy Fly's n Beatles .Not Bees .
thats why they have a slight flower aroma of road kill ...not to strong yumm..
So a savey paw paw farmer hangs a few strips of nice rotting meat in there blooming paw paw trees .. more fruit ,
the ONLY Place the Beautiful Blue Tiger Swallow Tail Butterfly only lays its eggs on the Paw Paw Tree /
ok more paw paw trivia ........oh also you can make an extract of the seeds to cure many forms of Cancer ....
BIG Pharma doesn't want you to know because they can't Patent it and over charge you for it and that cuts in to selling your insurance co $300.000 for useless Chemo before you die ..........Ta--Da !
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Posted 10 January 2023 - 02:36 PM
There are mail order nurseries selling grafted varieties.
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Posted 12 January 2023 - 03:20 PM
Edited by Mrs.Hippie3, 12 January 2023 - 03:21 PM.
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Posted 12 January 2023 - 05:04 PM
I grew up with persimmon cookies, so soft and yummy! The Asian persimmons that you eat fresh (without bletting) are very tasty too!
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