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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-22-2018, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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It's Paw Paw Time!!!

Curious anyone go after them!! My Daughter & family are going to a local Paw Paw Festival this weekend. Told them just go down along some secluded Susky River areas and you can get all you want!! They said ...really Dad!! Told them used to go for paw paws all the time in my younger days!!

Anyone else Paw Pawers??

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-22-2018, 03:39 PM
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I don't bother with them but there is a woods about 2 miles from my house next to a field I hunt doves in that is full of Paw Paw trees. I am not crazy about them and my wife doesn't like them so I don't pick them. The farmer who owns the woods didnlt even know they were there or what they were until I told him.

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Sorta funny my Daughter said the wild variety was tastier than the hybrid strains. They went to the Horn Farm Centers Paw Paw Festival in Hellam.

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I always thought they taste like bad bananas and kind of flat and if not black skin ripe they have a pucker factor.

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My Daughter and Son-in law also went to the festival. They have 2 trees in there yards and they were loaded this year. Wife and I don't care for them.

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I know the wild ones I used to get down along the Susquehanna River were pretty darn good if at the optimum ripened stage. The harvest window is so short which is likely why not too many are paw paw fans.

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Don't have em here in my corner of 2D.

I've tried planting seedlings here twice to little or no avail.....

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I can fill buckets with them. Loads of them on the mountain. Paw-Paw stands everywhere. Warden usually asks me for a report on them each year. Best during that very short window when they are yellow, and not dark yellow yet. I've been throwing/burying seeds in the woods behind my yard for years, still none.
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I have been trying to grow the trees for years. Never ate one. If you guys want to pick a few for seeds I'll pay the shipping.
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I have been trying to grow the trees for years. Never ate one. If you guys want to pick a few for seeds I'll pay the shipping.
Laylow....call Judy Bono below. They have trees for sale but im sure they can fix ya up with seeds. With a tree you would be sure to at least have a good start.

The 2018 Pawpaw Fest will be held Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23, 2018 at the Horn Farm Center (4945 Horn Road, York PA). It will run from 11:00am-3:00pm each day.

There is a $5 tasting fee (children under 2 are free) at the door.

* Celebrate America's largest tree fruit
* Sample 6 varieties of pawpaw
* Enjoy foods prepared with pawpaw
* Buy a pawpaw tree for your garden
* Tour our pawpaw orchard
* Help our native pollinators

Questions? Call Judy Bono at 717-586-1408.
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