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Paw Paw Potential

• arclein
But if you live in Indiana or pretty much anywhere else in the mainland U.S. right about now, you'd be able to sample a "Hoosier banana," aka the "poor man's banana," aka the "prairie banana," aka the pawpaw.

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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Anne's excellent comments in Robert's article reminded me of a few other reasons why paw-paws are not seen more often...but her comments on suckering, well, that is why you remove suckers as soon as you see them.  Not that big of a deal.

Comment by Powell Gammill
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Paw-paws are a great idea for much of the country and the world.  Unfortunately, I am fairly certain it is too hot and dry in much of Arizona (even under a primary canopy) for them to thrive and fruit here.  But they seem hardy, fairly easy to grow and fruit and there are MANY commercially available varieties boasting harvest timing differences, taste/texture differences, seed number/percentage differences, size, color, etc. 

Most people have never heard of them and they do not travel well so they have no commercial market except local ones.

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