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Paw Paw's

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ok so a couple years ago I decided to have edible landscape. Everything you couldn't eat I pulled and replaced with a fruit, veggie, or herb. Well one of the things that I found was paw paw's. I have never had them or even seen them but they sounded really good plus the plant sounded very interesting. So anyway today I'm spreading some compost around it and have this crazy thought. What if I don't like this things when they produce. It has been 4 years now since I planted them. They are not very fast growing trees which I knew. Maybe 5 feet tall now. So they should bear fruit in a year or 2 , I hope. But what if after 5 or 6 years they produce some awful fruit. Oh well they are suppose to have leaves that look like banana leaves.
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    I hope you get some soon so you can tell me how they are! I've heard they taste like banana/tropical fruit custard. Eat it with a spoon.
    My 100% edible landscape is going in next spring when we're done with the remodel. Lots of blueberries and raspberries. 3 or 4 fruit trees (probably an apple, a plum, a mulberry, and maybe an asian pear), and then lots of greens and perennials like walkign onions and jersusalem artichokes, kale, chard, lettuces, etc.
    Probably try a green-tea tree, too.
    Because I only have room for 3 or 4 fruit trees, I'd love it if you happened to get a paw paw to produce soon and tell me if it's worth it!
    I love when you blog about your garden.

    2201 days ago
    never heard of them. very interesting. will be interested to hear how they are to eat.
    2201 days ago
    What a cool idea to make an edible landscape ! I have tried Paw Paw fruit ~ mostly like banana with a mango like flavor and seeds. They are probably an acquired taste since not readily available at most stores but I like trying new fruits and veggies so I tried one and actually look forward to having another one day ! You have a conversation piece growing in your yard ! Enjoy !

    IM-SO-WORTH-IT ~~ Thanks for posting recipes ! If I can remember when they ripen I will visit my neighbor and get a few Paw-Paw fruits and try a recipe :)
    2201 days ago
    The pawpaw (Asimina triloba) fruit has a tropical like flavor that resembles a combination of banana, mango, and pineapple.

    You can find some tasty pawpaw recipes here.


    Enjoy it!
    2201 days ago
    Maybe you will have to "learn to eat your paw paw" just like "learning to eat your vegetables". LOL!!!!! :) Really, you can learn to eat anything....might not be good, but you can eat mustard greens...yuck! (I've never even heard of paw paw, so you are on your own there....) :)
    2201 days ago
    Have you research what anyone else has said they taste like? I would be curious to see if they are similar to any other fruit. Here's to hoping you like it hee hee
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