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Old 10-08-2015, 08:14 PM   #1
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Tell me about "pawpaws!"

We have a fence row that is "covered up" in pawpaws. I know nothing about them so I'm asking all you knowledgeable people here...

- When should they be picked? Before or after a frost?

- Can they be eaten raw/cooked?

- How do we prepare them for any dish?

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Old 10-08-2015, 09:07 PM   #2
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We have a fence row that is "covered up" in pawpaws. I know nothing about them so I'm asking all you knowledgeable people here...

- When should they be picked? Before or after a frost?

- Can they be eaten raw/cooked?

- How do we prepare them for any dish?
What are pawpaws?
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:16 PM   #3
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These are pawpaws.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:24 PM   #4
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I have a paw paw tree. Haven't gotten any yet, but these trees grow quickly and like weeds. Thats about all I know about paw paws. I ll be watching this thread.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:29 PM   #5
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I was thinking that you harvested them after the first frost, but no, that's persimmons.

I remember the song, "Way Down Yonder In The Paw Paw Patch."

Otherwise, I got nuthin'. We probably have them around here, just don't recall seeing them.
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:11 PM   #6
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The food writer from our local newspaper recently reposted an article about pawpaws. She has lots of information: http://hamptonroads.com/2009/09/pawp...argely-ignored
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I've always thought papaya's were a tropical fruit. They will grow wild here, but I don't think they will make it through a frost.
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These are pawpaws, not papayas.
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Reading a bit about them, apparently they do grow around here. I'll have to look for them in our woods.

http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/09/w...t-pawpaws.html
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These are pawpaws, not papayas.
That is very confusing. The link that Katie H provided shows papaya and pawpaws. Apparently, papaya is also referred to as pawpaw.
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