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Pawpaw anyone?



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My goodness....That is well laden...............

10 Apr, 2009

 

When you pick a pawpaw do you use the claw? Like in Disney's The Jungle Book? I like that one it's cute...w/ little Mowgli and Baloo the bear :)

10 Apr, 2009

 

Golly, thanks, Baloo :o)

11 Apr, 2009

 

Well it's obvious that the Jungle Book series is a favourite to most of us Tg...lol, but I don't need to use a claw to pick these as they are just an arms length in reach, it's a dwarf tree and is known here as a Hawaiin Pawpaw species..very sweet :-)

12 Apr, 2009

 

Sounds delicious Panther :)

12 Apr, 2009

 

Yes it is Tg :-)

12 Apr, 2009

 

MMMMmmmm. And what a wonderful shot. The fruit all showcased and the foliage filling the background.

12 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks Gt I can't wait for it to ripen as well :-)

13 Apr, 2009

 

Do you just eat it raw or do you use it in cooking as well.

14 Apr, 2009

 

You're seeing it when its still green or unripe. It is eaten when it ripens .

14 Apr, 2009

 

So that's what they look like - I've never seen them before.

15 Apr, 2009

 

Yes Hywel, these are green pawpaws.

17 Apr, 2009

 

goodness Panther ,hope you have got a good appetite.....is it growing in your garden?

19 Apr, 2009

 

LOL..Deida, we wait patiently for these fruit to ripen but most of the time the bats get to them first before we do. Yes it's growing just at the edge of my compound.

20 Apr, 2009

 

Oh, I've seen bats at these. Do you have those big bats, or smaller one. I saw those fox bats eating them. They are big!

20 Apr, 2009

 

We call them flying foxes here Gt, yes they can be big too and they survive on fruit.

21 Apr, 2009

 

Flying foxes and paw paw trees in your garden! Makes mine look a bit boring. The most exciting creature we get in the garden is an owl. This tree looks amazing, paw paw are expensive to buy here - yummy

23 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks Samantha. Pawpaws I hear are expensive overseas. The bats here can be a niusance here too in their getting to some local fruit first before anyone can.

23 Apr, 2009

 

Quite a papaya crop! It reminds me of my dad's plants in Hawaii.
I've never had more than 20 fruits or so on one plant. Your plant looks like it has well over a hundred.(and we're not even seeing the back side of the plant)

Do you ever thin them out? My experience is when the papayas grow larger they squeeze other fruits flat. I know it sounds funny...however, it's true.
My dad actually had the same problem with his papayas in Hawaii and would thin his crops.

24 Apr, 2009

 

Panther- I tried to find Hawaiian pawpaw online with no luck... Is this fruit like the american pawpaw (link below): https://commerce.earthlink.net/www.slowfoodusa.org/ark/pawpaw.html

or more like a papaya?

24 Apr, 2009

 

Tasteyg:

Pawpaw is another common name for Carica papaya...which is the botanical name. The common Hawaiian papaya is: Carica papaya 'solo'

25 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks Tasteyg for sharing the site and I hope the explanation above answers your query, thanks Delonix for the info. Yes the common name we use here is pawpaw.

Delonix, no I haven't tried thinning them, but it sounds a good idea for a better fruit growth. Surely there would be a few flat fruits by the looks of it if this isn't done early...lol, thanks again for sharing:-)

26 Apr, 2009

 

Panther:

You're welcome! I was going to take a photo of a couple of flat papayas I have on my plant now. That's even with thinning. They still taste good though...they just look funny.

I posted a couple of photos today for you to see my flat papayas. : > )

27 Apr, 2009

 

Goodness, I see what Delonix means about all the fruits on you tree! Fantastic!

10 Jun, 2009

 

Thanks Paulathegardener, yes one too many!!

15 Jun, 2009

 

Panther:

You'll be able to provide papayas to a small army. lol

I picked my papayas and still had to give some away.
: > )

15 Jun, 2009

 

LOL..yes that would be possible Delonix. Anyway I hardly make use of them as much as some of the Indian workers here in the school compound who take home a few of the green ones to have them as a meal.curried especially.

16 Jun, 2009

 

Panther:

Oooh, that sounds so good! When I had my 7 papaya plants bearing heavily, I used to take some of the green papayas and make Filipino-style chicken and papaya stew...it so, so good!
: > )

16 Jun, 2009

 

You better share that recipe Delonix, sounds good!!

18 Jun, 2009

 

Panther:

I make this dish by memory...I'll have to find the written recipe to post it. It is very good!

18 Jun, 2009

 

THATS WHAT YOU CALL A TREE OF PAW PAW. I LOVE PAW PAW ESPECIALLY THE RED ONES.

24 Oct, 2009

 

You're right there Pitta. I love them too when they're ripe:-)

26 Oct, 2009



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