I would LOVE a Paw Paw Tree! I tried the fruit once and it's a true delicacy!
However, I don't think they do well in zone 8b, I don't think they do well as indoor plants and finally, I don't have any Sarracenia or Dionaea to trade.
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After reading more on these trees, they sound like the almost perfect
candidate to perhaps plant in the corner of my yard with nothing .
I love fruit trees and think that edible fruiting plants are pretty awesome.
How vigorous do these grow?
How would you describe the flavor?
Originally Posted by Acro
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A leuco by any other name would still be as gluttonous.
Their growth rate seems to be somewhere between a red bud and a maple for me, though keep in mind I have only had them for a year and this batch is my first go. There is a good chance they will slow down this year having germinated last.
The most notable aspect of their early culture in my opinion is the need of shady conditions until they reach adequate size. Most sources recommend growing them out in the shade of larger trees until they reach around three years of age; I grow mine along the north side of my house with no direct sun save a touch in the early morning. The sixteen or so trees that I started with in a community planting thrived and leafed heavily last year with Osmocote pellets in the media. They will tolerate full sun later on from what I have read, and I plan on making that happen next year. The trees I keep will see mostly shaded conditions again this season.
From what I have read, fruit can be expected around year five or so.
They are a custard like fruit and the taste is similar to Sugar-apple (Annona squamosal).
Originally Posted by NemJones
If you've never had a Sugar-apple, the next best thing I could describe it's flavor to be like, would be banana, but it does not really taste like that. It's a unique flavor all in it's own!