Sunflower and Mango Pawpaws harvest 8-16-12

Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)August 16, 2012

I beat the raccons to harvest my Sunflower and Mango Pawpaws.

Sunflower pawpaw

Mango Pawpaws

Everybody let grow some pawpaws. Benny I think I have enough pawpaw to do a pawpaw fight with you. LOL!!

Tony

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Noogy(6 sw mi)

Tony- Your pictures didn't come through. We want to see!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 7:24AM
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Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)

Sorry about Flicker error. I will try to re-insert the photos again.

Please post your Pawpaw photos to celebrate this low maintenance and high quality fruits.

Tony

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 3:18PM
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bennylafleur(6 E. Tn.)

Tony, I wish you didn't live so far, I would go for a visit and help you eat them.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 5:44PM
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alexander3_gw(6 Pennsylvania)

How many trees did you harvest from?

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 8:27PM
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Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)

Benny,

I am stuffed. I cut them in small chunks and use them on ice scream topping and smoothie.

Alex,

These two trees are about 11 yrs old. and i decided to hand pollinated this year and had great fruit sets. I had to prop some of the branches.

Tony

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 9:09PM
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alan haigh

I have what is supposed to be Sunflower and it's very far from being ripe here in SE NY. Usually it isn't ready till towards end of Sept. Of course there's no way to tell if the tree is correctly ID'd. It's my best tasting mango and its late ripening makes it that much better for me.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 10:46AM
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Bradybb(wa8)

harvestman,
Is that your only Pawpaw,Sunflower is suppose to be somewhat self fertile or are there more?If there are more,what's your method of pollinating them? Thanks,Brady

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 12:28PM
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alan haigh

Overlease is the other I have. I have noticed at another site that paw paws are somewhat self fertile or at least there is a variety there that is. The same site has a very self-fertile and delicious American persimmon, can't remember what variety but it's Lee Reich's fave.

Pollination doesn't seem to be a problem for me so I assume it happens at night for paw paws. Never see any attendance to flowers during the day.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 2:36PM
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Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)

H-man,

Lee R. D. Virginiana was Szukis had both male and female flowers.

Tony

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 11:28PM
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alan haigh

The variety is Szukis, now that you mention it, but the fruit is seedless as I recall. I will check that out next time I'm on that site. Good variety for short season areas.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 7:39AM
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