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!!
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.
When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!
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.
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.