[NAFEX] The pawpaw's stamp of approval (Christian Science Monitor)

mIEKAL aND qazingulaza at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 22:41:39 EDT 2011

Dan, I'm by no means a pawpaw expert, but my understanding is that
they are dioescious, meaning the male & female flowers are on separate
trees.  I have all PA Golden growing.  I had never tasted pawpaw fruit
& was fully expecting that they would be an "acquired" taste but I was
quite surprised by the custardy banana / mango flavor.  The small pile
of fruits I got disappeared as soon as they were ripe.  I now have
about 10 seeds from them recently sprouted in the greenhouse.

If you search pawpaw in the archives you'll come up with some other
short season varieties.

If you're in the twin cities you actually have a longer season than I
do here.....


On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 9:27 PM, Dan Nave <nave1 at comcast.net> wrote:
> That's very interesting.  When I had looked online about pawpaws I got the impression that they
> wouldn't fruit up here.
> But, if you are growing then and getting fruit it may work here as well.  Also, global warming...
> Don't you need two varieties to pollinate?  What other varieties would work here, do you think?
> Dan
> St. Paul, MN zone 4a or 4b
> On 8/16/2011 8:06 PM, mIEKAL aND wrote:
>> You should have a really good chance of growing varieties like PA
>> Golden in the zone 4 part of MN.  I'm in SW Wisc&  have been growing
>> them for about 10 years.  Got my first fruit last year&  have about
>> the same number of fruit this year.
>> ~mIEKAL
>> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 5:13 PM, Dan Nave<nave1 at comcast.net>  wrote:
>>> Great article Sam.  When I was in India, the Custard Apple (which I believe is similar to Pawpaw),
>>> was a favorite.
>>> Too bad we can't grow them in Minnesota.
>>> Dan

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