[nafex] paw paw taste

Steve Herje loneroc1 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 08:41:12 EST 2020


Howdy, I occasionally get a harvest on my seedling pawpaws here in zone 3.
I figured that they'd taste best when allowed to turn black of the tree.
Wrong-o.  I made a pawpaw pudding and the taste was very strong.  We ended
up throwing out most of the pudding, but not until after we all got a case
of bad diarrhoea.  Seems that pawpaws should be eaten when just softening.
That might help with the long-term likeability of the fruit.
Steve H. SW WI USA, USDA zone 3

On Tue, Nov 24, 2020, 7:26 AM Lee Reich <leeareich at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think it takes a certain amount of eating pawpaws to lose your taste for
> them. I’ve noticed this in other once-pawpaw-enthusiasts also.
>
> Lee
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> > On Nov 24, 2020, at 5:47 AM, Elizabeth Hilborn <ehilborn at mebtel.net>
> wrote:
> >
> > I have only tasted two named varieties Mango and Shenandoah.  They were
> both delicious, sweet, fruity, bright without the taste/smell of overripe
> banana (tang) that the wild fruits contain.
> >
> > There was a 6 year gap between tasting them so I cannot compare their
> tastes directly. I do remember the mango surprised me with its
> deliciousness.
> >
> > In my experience, the selected varieties are worth the effort. That is
> why I keep trying to buy grafted trees and to graft my sprouts.
> >
> > Elizabeth
> >
> > On 11/24/2020 5:41 AM, Alan Haigh wrote:
> >> I believe that some people can taste the slight toxic tang of paw paws
> and
> >> some can't.  Those that can't think they are absolutely delicious and
> those
> >> that can are never big fans. Unfortunately, like Lee,  I fall in the
> latter
> >> group.
> >>
> >> I've never tasted a Peterson variety, though.
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