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Pawpaw


Paw Paw

Paw Paw

Pawpaw (Asimina) is a delicious deciduous fruit, native to North America. This edible berry is rich in protein, which is similar to a banana and mango in flavor and texture. Pawpaw tends to grow in the dense undergrowth in forest areas. Intense sunlight can have a harmful effect to the pawpaw plant. Forrest areas provide a great facility for the pawpaw to thrive as it protects the plant from receiving intense sunlight. The soils are deep to accommodate the deep root structure. They are very fertile and moist (but drained well) but also slightly acidic.

The pawpaw reacts to low humidity but it thrives in humid conditions, making forests suitable conditions for the pawpaw to grow. Pawpaw trees for sale can be found here.

Pawpaw up close
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Pawpaw is harvest during August to October, depending on the conditions. When ripen, the fruit turns from a green colour to a lighter green yellow colour. When ripened, the fruit becomes soft and a distinct fragrance can be smelt. The pawpaw is very perishable, with only a shelf life of about 2-3 days. However, it can last up to 3 weeks if it is frozen.

pawpaw
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Pawpaw seeds contain medicinal properties. The seeds act as an insecticide, which is one of the reasons why the fruit has little problem in the way of pests. The insecticidal properties of the pawpaw seeds can be used to deter lice. Some shampoos and other hair products use extracts of the seed to protect the hair from lice. Although it is not in high demand, growers are predicting that there will be strong growth in the demand from the pharmaceutical industry.

In Australia, pawpaw is also the name given to papaya. Papaya is like a big melon and tastes similar to a peach or a pineapple. Although the papaya is in the same genus as the pawpaw (Asimina), it is different. Although the papaya contains some medicinal properties in having an effect on liver cancer cells, it has some side effects such as irritations and allergic reactions in some people, if the fruit is not ripe. Papaya is also used in some hair conditioners, but only in small amounts.


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