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    I' going to order some thornless blackberry plants and put them out this fall. Hopefully, I'll have some tame ones next year. I'm putting in a paw paw tree, too!


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    I've learned something early today. I had never heard of a paw paw tree. I looked em up, and they sure look interesting. I'm planning on putting in a Meyers Lemmon tree at the end of summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    I've learned something early today. I had never heard of a paw paw tree. I looked em up, and they sure look interesting. I'm planning on putting in a Meyers Lemmon tree at the end of summer.
    Not really a big tree, more of a big bush. They have a smell that is like nothing else. Large seeds and when they look like they are too old they are just right to eat. Soft and black outer skin is ripe, the green fruit may give you a tummy ache. They are wild in this area, always have been.
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    We had an awful strawberry season but Raspberries making up for it. We put up 10 jars of jam on Sunday afternoon and had enough left over to mash some with some sugar for compote and had it over a decadent apple crisp and vanilla ice cream after dinner that night! (Mrs. NT had me bucking up wood and doing heavy lifting most of the day so it was okay- I used up my calorie rqmt for the day!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    I' going to order some thornless blackberry plants and put them out this fall. Hopefully, I'll have some tame ones next year. I'm putting in a paw paw tree, too!
    Uh huh,the wife is making you buy a pawpaw tree after all isn't she?? You're going to be in my area ,I told you you could have one (or 2 or 3) of them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    I've learned something early today. I had never heard of a paw paw tree. I looked em up, and they sure look interesting. I'm planning on putting in a Meyers Lemmon tree at the end of summer.
    Pawpaws are great crash,kind of taste like a mild banana,and you can use them in recipes instead of bananas,mash the ripe fruit and freeze for later use,and they have more protein than most other fruit.
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    Cool - (having said that) how do they do in the heat?
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    No problems with that crash,hey grow up here in the heat and humidity just fine,in your area,you should be able to find ones that are green year round,the ones here,are aclimatized to the seasons,so they lose their leaves in the fall.

    They will grow well in the shade of the woods,or the full sun of your yard.
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    Hmmm. I've got TDW talked into the Meyers Lemmons....still working on Oranges and Grapefruit. May have to add another to the list.
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    Here is a good link on them:

    http://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/pawpaw.html

    I have a sister in Lakeland,who has a couple of pawpaws in her yard,and they do just fine.
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    Thanks. We're definitely good on the 160 frost free days. Sometimes the 400 hours of winter chill is hard to come by.
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    LOL,I lived in Florida when I was small,and I remember not being all that fazed when it snowed one morning,but my cousins didn't have a clue what that stuff was,they had never seen it before.
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    Nell you didn't tell him about the bees & yellow jackets not to mention wasps that love the mushed up fruit. Ah well, he will find out anyway.
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    Cool. I can toss a couple of fruits in potential customers yards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole WV Coot View Post
    Nell you didn't tell him about the bees & yellow jackets not to mention wasps that love the mushed up fruit. Ah well, he will find out anyway.
    Coot,some things are better left to find out for ones self
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