Friday, April 24, 2015

Asimina parviflora in my food forest


That's one of three native Asimina parviflora pawpaws currently growing in my food forest.

Here's a shot of its tiny brand-new fruit:


Unfortunately, those fruit dropped off a couple of days after I took this photo. It's likely because this tree was just planted in February and doesn't have a mature root system yet.

Unlike the common northerly pawpaw (Asimina triloba), Asimina parviflora has smaller fruit, which are reputedly delicious. Hopefully I'll find out how they taste next year... provided I can keep the zebra swallowtails from eating the plants to the ground.

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5 Comments:

At April 24, 2015 at 7:54 AM , Blogger Cristy said...

I love my pawpaw trees! I haven't had any fruit from them yet, but they are such beautiful trees!

 
At April 24, 2015 at 8:20 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the tidbit that made me look further. I have many native pawpaws, never realizing about the zebras. I see them all over. Funny, all the time & $ spent on fruit trees, only the free pawpaws have fruit

 
At April 25, 2015 at 5:51 PM , Anonymous David The Good said...

That is funny.

 
At April 25, 2015 at 5:52 PM , Anonymous David The Good said...

They truly are. What type do you have and when did you plant them?

 
At April 27, 2015 at 10:32 PM , Blogger Steve Howe said...

I guess the pawpaws that I have on my property are the ones that the turtles eat and spread the seeds around. After having sampled a few of them, I've concluded that turtles have no taste. I look forward to finding one of these parviflora's and sampling something that actually tastes good.

 

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