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VADAN - September 3, 2012 11:08 PM (GMT)
The Paw Paw's are ripe and the critters are eating them quick.
I should have quite a few seeds this year.

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JWLuther - September 3, 2012 11:28 PM (GMT)
Hey Dan what all linda critters eat them things?

VADAN - September 3, 2012 11:40 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (JWLuther @ Sep 3 2012, 06:28 PM)
Hey Dan what all linda critters eat them things?

Just about everything. Squirrel, Coon, Possom, Deer, Bear and people. I have seen a lot of turkey scraching in the Paw Paw patch.

Ounce a patch is started it will reseed its self for years. You don't plant a Paw Paw seed. You just lay it on the ground and go away. It will grow. I have seen them up on hills but they like low damp spots.

wvmountainhick - September 4, 2012 12:26 AM (GMT)
Dan, send me a dozen of those fruits ASAP. LOL

I wish we had more of them around here. I love Paw Paw's.

VADAN - September 4, 2012 12:43 AM (GMT)
I'm going out in my canoe soon and get a bunch of them. I know where a creek bank is full of them. Darn good eating aren't they.

I'm going to squeeze out the seeds, blend them up with a big helping of honey and have some of the best natural Fox and Coon bait around.

spotted dog - September 4, 2012 05:48 AM (GMT)
Dan you have done been gnawing on that bunch, i would like to have a big stand of them here you can not get to many tree's ... Dimpsy ...

VADAN - September 4, 2012 02:51 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (spotted dog @ Sep 4 2012, 12:48 AM)
Dan you have done been gnawing on that bunch, i would like to have a big stand of them here you can not get to many tree's ... Dimpsy ...

Dimpsy, find a spring or seep or any damp spot and just lay 10-15 seeds out. In about 2 to 4 years you will have lots of fruit.

Justin Gilmer - September 4, 2012 04:29 PM (GMT)
So that' what that song my dad used to sing is about. Way down yonder in the paw paw patch.... Didn't even know it was a real thing. What kind of taste do they have?

VADAN - September 4, 2012 06:49 PM (GMT)
Justan that is way too hard to answer. I will try though.

The skin has a verry slight bitter taste. Not bad, just very slight. The fruit is not sweet, not tart. It has the texture of a real ripe banana. It is smooth like pudden.
And the ripe ones are real soft and has a distint smell that I can't describe. I find them by smell. They seem to be real rich and you may only eat a few at a time.

The only way you will know for sure is to eat one. They are not nasty. I like them. If you are going to try one just make sure it is ripe. DON'T EAT THE SEEDS. You may poop like a coon or possom.

longears - September 4, 2012 08:43 PM (GMT)
How would I go about getting some seeds, when is the best time to set them out

JWLuther - September 4, 2012 09:08 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (longears @ Sep 4 2012, 03:43 PM)
How would I go about getting some seeds, when is the best time to set them out

There is a few of us been talking about swaping different seeds that we have. Check out the swap and shop post in general talk

VADAN - September 4, 2012 09:49 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (longears @ Sep 4 2012, 03:43 PM)
How would I go about getting some seeds, when is the best time to set them out

In the fall or winter. That way they can lay dorment and sprout when the right time comes. Remember don't plant them. Just lay them on the ground and if you really must, just press them down slighty, but not under the dirt.

I will gladly send you some. Though I would rather trade you some for whatever you have that the wildlife will eat.

JWLuther - September 5, 2012 12:34 AM (GMT)
Dan I have always heard that about 50% of all people are allergic to pawpaws is there any truth to that?

wvmountainhick - September 5, 2012 01:23 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (JWLuther @ Sep 5 2012, 12:34 AM)
Dan I have always heard that about 50% of all people are allergic to pawpaws is there any truth to that?

I'd say that percentage is much less. I've never met a soul that's allergis to them and I know a lot of guy's that eat them.

Newman - September 7, 2012 07:34 AM (GMT)
:mad: that's awesome I bet we have 75+ trees here but I haven't seen a piece of fruit in 5 years

VADAN - September 7, 2012 03:52 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Newman @ Sep 7 2012, 02:34 AM)
:mad: that's awesome I bet we have 75+ trees here but I haven't seen a piece of fruit in 5 years

Is the patch in a forrest? Or on or near damp ground? Is there a lot of livestock or wildlife around it?

In Auguse you will be able to see the fruit hanging at the end of the limbs. The first of Sept is when they ripen here and every piece of fruit will fall within just a few days. Everything, and I mean everything eats them. If you aren't there when they ripen then you loose.

The trees seldom get over 10-15 feet tall. They mature fast and I haven't seen a fruit falure.

Newman - September 7, 2012 07:21 PM (GMT)
All in the woods I start watching them about June I'm in the woods all the time I can't figure it out

VADAN - September 7, 2012 08:04 PM (GMT)
Well Newman strange things do happen. The Paw Paw's on my land did set. I have a brother on each side of me. They both have a huge Paw Paw patch on their land. One brothers patch set weal well. I got lots of fruit from it. The other brothers patch had NONE.

All of the trees are on the same branch, the same forrest and the same soil. Two patches made good and one a tatal failure. Seems like I can't blame this on the weather.

JWLuther - September 8, 2012 10:14 PM (GMT)
Here is a site with a few recipes for the paw paw.

http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/ksu-pawpaw/cooking.html

VADAN - September 8, 2012 10:38 PM (GMT)
I just printed that off for my wife. Thanks.

JWLuther - September 9, 2012 12:30 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (VADAN @ Sep 8 2012, 05:38 PM)
I just printed that off for my wife. Thanks.

No problem.

I just went out to the paw paw patch I knew of and I waited to late all but 1 of the ones I found were rotten. That was the first 1 I had tried in probably 20 years and I don't care to much for em. I still brought 8 or 10 home to get the seeds out of em. Even if I don't eat em I'm gonna plant em for the wildlife.

I was also wandering are there different types of pawpaws? The ones I found were around 3 to 4 inches long. I got 8 seeds from 1 and 10 from another. I don't recall ever seeing them quiet so big.

VADAN - September 9, 2012 12:41 AM (GMT)
Some get quite large and others are small. All on the same tree.
Remember DON'T PLANT THEM. Lay them flat on their side right on the ground.
The seeds don't like to be under ground. The fruit that is wrotten will still have good seeds in it. Some times you can even find them where a coon pooped.

JWLuther - September 9, 2012 12:54 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (VADAN @ Sep 8 2012, 07:41 PM)
Some get quite large and others are small. All on the same tree.
Remember DON'T PLANT THEM. Lay them flat on their side right on the ground.
The seeds don't like to be under ground. The fruit that is wrotten will still have good seeds in it. Some times you can even find them where a coon pooped.

I had to dig through the weeds to get what I did get. There was all kinds of animal trails around the trees and I saw quiet a few more that were already half eaten.




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