PAWPAW

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AFternoon Campers!
It is CLOUDING UP!!!! STart doing the rain dance!

ANyway.. for several years my neighbor has been telling me about PAWPAW Fruit that is all over the place...We have trees everywhere. I Have been impressing th eleaves into clay in the Fall becasue the leaves are huge!

ANyway.... the other day I was in the back and looked down and there was a Paw PAw fruit! I looked up and I see at least 4 other fruit hanging. MY neighbor says that they are heavenly to eat... have any of you ever had PAwPAw?

Deb

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PawPaw are awesome. Oldschool

PawPaw are awesome. Oldschool fruit the native americans used to raise. Bananna flavor is the only kind I know of.

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Awesome! DO I need to cook it

Awesome!
DO I need to cook it first or just slice and eat

deb

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Eat them fresh off the tree

Eat them fresh off the tree as they ave a non-existant shelf life!

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grrr

now you have me thinking about growing my own...

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The fruits are at least 30-40

The fruits are at least 30-40 Feet up! I am hoping that I can try one before the wild ones carry them off! I tried shaking the tree yesterday.. The fruit just swayed back and forth and refused to fall! In it's own time!
Wish you were closer.. I Have PawPAw Saplings everywhere!!!!

Deb

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it's cool. I have a bunch of

it's cool. I have a bunch of rootstock in the ground just waiting for fresh buds next year!

No pawpaw though. Peaches n apples n cherries!

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We planted 6 fruit trees last

We planted 6 fruit trees last year... 2 peach, 2 cherry and 2 apple.
The Peach trees have done well.
The cherry trees have died or I htink they have died.. the main trunks are gone but there are shoots coming up around it....I am not sure what's going on.
One Applye tree dies and the other one look slike it is on life support.

If I email you apicture of the cherry tree could you tell me if it's coming bacl or do I pull the plug?
We have a wukd persimon tree, black walnut trees every where ans the pawpaws.

deb

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Black walnut, very nice but

Black walnut, very nice but deadly to most other vegetation! The roots, husks and leaves leak a toxin that is poisonous to many plants and I understand horses can also react to the stuff (which is actually known in the food industry as "brown #7"). Are your hurting trees near the walnuts?

If your cherry tree trunk has died, the suckers are likely of the rootstock. Send me the picys! mailto:Drew_is_werd@hotmail.com

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