[NAFEX] pawpaws in the news
pat at containerseeds.com
Wed Sep 22 10:55:25 EDT 2004
On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 07:33:44 -0700, you wrote:
According to Baloo the Bear from Disney's "The Jungle Book,"
the papaw grows in the jungles of India.
In "The Bare Necessities," he sings "now when you pick a
pawpaw or a prickly pear and you prick a raw paw next time
Poor Rudyard Kipling must be spinning in his grave in
I have still never tasted a pawpaw and I'm giving up on it
(almost). We could plant two pawpaw trees but from what
I've read they would not fruit in our relatively short
frost-free season (often well under 120 days).
If it flowers in late April or early May, as I have read,
this is way before our last killing frost date - which is
often in June, sometimes in mid-to-late June. This year,
our last killing frost was June 4. (And the first killing
frost of Autumn was September 20.)
If I'm wrong, and if frost doesn't bother the pawpaw
flowers, will someone please tell me?
Pat - in the Appalachian Mountains in Pennsylvania's chilly
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