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Help harvesting pawpaws!
« on: June 19, 2022, 04:06:25 PM »
There are a bunch of asimina parvifloras that I have been keeping an eye on. They are a smaller fruited pawpaw species. But I have no experience judging by skin color on when to harvest..? The fruit are just turning from green to very slightly off-green. Can I harvest in this stage and ripen the fruit? Will thy even ripen like this after being off the tree? I want to get them before the wild creatures do!






Also if anyone has experience with asimina incana as well. Thanks!
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Re: Help harvesting pawpaws!
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2022, 05:26:57 PM »
they should be slightly soft to the touch like a peach- okay to pick fallen fruit too

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Re: Help harvesting pawpaws!
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2022, 05:30:25 PM »
Could I get some seeds?
I'd love to try these up here!

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Re: Help harvesting pawpaws!
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2022, 10:58:06 PM »
If they are like Triloba you should give them the squeeze test every so often to see if they have any give and you can judge it from there. Thats when you will know when they are ready. They usually fall right off the tree with the slightest touch.

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Re: Help harvesting pawpaws!
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2022, 07:22:13 PM »
HEre we have may apples (or ground lemons as they taste sorta )

I was thinking of using a wire mesh box around them to deter animals

Although they are only 1 1/2 foot tall

in your case barbed wire or rose bush thorns wrapped around may also help.



have you thought of a light lift test to see if they attach with slight give?

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Re: Help harvesting pawpaws!
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2022, 11:11:33 PM »
Heres what mine look like when ready to harvest...the only fruit that will give mango a run for its money!





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Re: Help harvesting pawpaws!
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2022, 05:10:02 PM »
There are a bunch of asimina parvifloras that I have been keeping an eye on. They are a smaller fruited pawpaw species. But I have no experience judging by skin color on when to harvest..? The fruit are just turning from green to very slightly off-green. Can I harvest in this stage and ripen the fruit? Will thy even ripen like this after being off the tree? I want to get them before the wild creatures do!






Also if anyone has experience with asimina incana as well. Thanks!

Any follow up ?

I plan to visit FL. for a week in a day or 2 (July 12th or 13th)
I also want to try harvesting some.


OH Not certain on A. parviflora

Are you smelling these or do they nit have a strong scent like pawpaw

What does woolly pawpaw feel like (like a peach or not)

I amnot certain I am too late (I can always make a phone call )but not heading by them on this trip.
but may call any ways to get a better idea 

 

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