Pawpaw Tree Seeds
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The luscious pawpaw is a fruit of the future -- a "tropical" fruit that flourishes in our temperate regions!
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The pawpaw is a fruit of the future. As energy constraints make fruits from far-flung corners of the globe hard to obtain, here is a luscious "tropical" fruit that grows with little care in our temperate zones.
The only temperate member of the Annonaceae (Custard Apple) family, this shrubby tree grows prolifically in Eastern forests, and produces its delicious fruit in September.
The 2-4" fruit has multiple large seeds. As the fruit ripens, it changes from green, to yellowish-green, and eventually to brownish-black. Blackened fruit is considered the most flavorful. It has has a custard-like consistency and something of a banana-ish flavor, with hints of papaya, pear, mango and pineapple.
The perishability of the pawpaw has limited the fruit's commercial cultivation. But it is perfect for the small-scale grower, as a backyard source of fruit, or for marketing at Farmers Market and to gourmet restaurants.
Once established, pawpaw trees are hardy and require little care.
|Other Names:||Indiana banana|
|Flowers:||small dark blossoms in Spring|
|Foliage:||attractive dark green oblate clusters|
|Fruit:||Luscious banana-custard flavored fruits ripen in September.|
|Lifecycle:||2 (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)|
|USDA Zones:||5 to 9|
|Soil:||slightly acid (pH 5.5-7), deep, fertile, and well-drained. Good drainage is essential.|
|Propagation / Germination:||2-3 weeks after planting; shoot will emerge in 2-3 months|
|Sun:||full to some shade|
|Water:||keep well watered|
|Pests and Diseases:||few pests of any significance|
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