29 May 2017 Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)

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  1. Durgan

    Durgan Contributor 10 Years

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    There are two Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) trees in the garden planted in 2007 bare root about seven years growing. One tree is in partial shade and the other in full sun. The full sun tree is slightly larger. Only one fruit has been obtained last year from one tree. The leaves are not fully out yet. Both trees are covered in healthy blossoms. In the past the blossoms have usually been damaged by frost which is absent this year. This tree is unique. It is the only native large fruit tree of NA. All other large fruit trees have been imported. Zone 5 is probably on the outer periphery for this tree to grow. The fruit most delicious is not seen in stores since it is soft like a ripe banana and does not ship well.
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    This tree grew wild in my family's Ohio woods. There were only a few trees. My father told that when he was young (1930's) a silent screen movie actress used to come around to purchase the exotic tasting fruit. These trees were in the understory and rarely produce more than a few fruit as it was too shady.
     
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    Durgan Contributor 10 Years

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    My one and only ever fruit.

    4 October 2016 Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)

    Posted on October 4, 2016 by Durgan
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    Today cutting the grass around one of my two Pawpaw trees, a fruit was espied under the tree and I had my first view of a pawpaw fruit. I never saw any others all during the summer. Two trees from bare root stock were planted in 2007. They were about six years growing at the time. The last two years there were flowers but they all fell off and there was never any fruit. The fruit is soft, and pleasant tasting. I took pictures and am going to try to propagate from the seeds obtained. I suspect my area Zone 5 is about the upper limit for this cultivar. Both trees grow well and have much large leaf vegetation
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    Ten years is a long time to wait. Although that's approximately the interval between my successful tasting of Asimina spp. here in the Florida wilds. Our several species are pretty much no more than understory shrubs, but they all seem to be on the hot list of dining spots for the non-primate animals of the area. Congratulations on setting fruit.
     
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    Are your fruits becoming bigger?
     
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    Fruit growing on one tree.10 July 2017
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    One tree has several fruit. The fruit is difficult to see with all the leaves. The other tree has no fruit.
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    17 October 2017 Pawpaw – Asimina triloba
    Posted on October 17, 2017 by Durgan
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    The pawpaw fruit is beginning to ripen. It falls off the tree when ripe. Snails damage them if left on the ground. The fruit is custard like. So far three have been collected. There are about 20 on my two trees. The fruit is difficult to distinguish amongst the large leaves. This is my first large harvest.
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