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Offline wasabisam

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Pawpaws?
« on: March 06, 2008, 08:20:04 PM »
Just curious to know if anyone knows about local farmers growing pawpaws? I don't think I've ever had any, but a seed catalog came this week and keeps enticing me to hunt one down to try.
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Re: Pawpaws?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2008, 08:15:56 AM »
Okay - maybe you know it by another name? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pawpaw

It can supposedly be grown in colder climates in the US, so I'm just hoping that somebody grows it here...

And here are a couple of pictures:



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Re: Pawpaws?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2008, 11:33:31 AM »
I've heard of them but only in a song, I didn't realize they were a real fruit! They sound very interesting.

This Ithaca NY blogger mentions having pawpaws in her blog: http://sustainablefoodblog.com/local_food/  - it might be worthwhile to write and ask where she got them?

You could visit the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens in September, and make a jump for the tree when no one is looking: http://www.bbg.org/gar2/topics/wildflower/1997fa_pawpaws.html (that page also has a list of nursery sources for pawpaws, they might be able to lead you to farmers who are growing them)

You might also consider foraging. I.e., getting out into the wild, identifying them, and coming back when the fruit is ripe, probably September, to harvest.

And, there's always the Ohio pawpaw festival.
 

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Re: Pawpaws?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2008, 01:09:41 PM »
I didn't realize pawpaws were their own thing. I always thought they were papayas.
Will keep my eyes out for them now.

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Re: Pawpaws?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2008, 06:51:34 PM »
I've heard of them but only in a song, I didn't realize they were a real fruit! They sound very interesting.

This Ithaca NY blogger mentions having pawpaws in her blog: http://sustainablefoodblog.com/local_food/  - it might be worthwhile to write and ask where she got them?

You could visit the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens in September, and make a jump for the tree when no one is looking: http://www.bbg.org/gar2/topics/wildflower/1997fa_pawpaws.html (that page also has a list of nursery sources for pawpaws, they might be able to lead you to farmers who are growing them)

You might also consider foraging. I.e., getting out into the wild, identifying them, and coming back when the fruit is ripe, probably September, to harvest.

And, there's always the Ohio pawpaw festival.
 

So many good ideas! :) Thanks!

We get a lot of great seed catalogs and this one has popped up in a few. I keep reading the description and keep thinking - I've got to try this!! If I ever do I'll let you know. :P
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Re: Pawpaws?
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2008, 07:05:23 PM »
These sound very cool, wasabisam.  If it's related to the delicious cherimoya, it's gotta be good!

Try emailing Larry Rossi at thepawpawguy@msn.com (see this article).

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