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see custard-applecustard-apple,
common name for members of the Annonaceae, a family of shrubs, woody vines, and small trees of the tropics. The custard-apples (Annona squamosa and A.
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; papayapapaya
, soft-stemmed tree (Carica papaya) of tropical America resembling a palm with a crown of palmately lobed leaves. It is cultivated for its melonlike yellow fruits eaten raw or cooked and, more recently, for the juice which has become a commercial item.
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Common shrubs or small trees are box-elder (Acer negundo), spicebush, prickly-ash (Xanthoxylum americanum), bladdernut (Staphylea trifolia), wafer-ash (Ptelea trifoliata), and pawpaw (Asimina triloba) (Anliot 1973; Case and others 1999).
Investigators asked 114 people to taste-test three types of muffins: a higher-fat product made with vegetable oil and two low-fat alternatives, one made with applesauce and the other with pawpaw, a fruit that tastes similar to mango or banana.
Participants rated the muffins made with pawpaw as highly as those made with oil and more desirable than those made with applesauce.
They also planted faster growing trees and shrubs for the short term: white pine, Chinese chestnut, pawpaw, hazelnut, blueberries, and raspberries.
For example, the Barbadians also found, before modern medicines reached the island, that the flesh of an unripe pawpaw made a wound heal faster.
You'll know they're ripe and ready to eat when they start falling from the tree (ripe pawpaws are best eaten immediately).
But when pawpaw grower Larry Rossi, a slender bespectacled man, presented me with a freshly picked pawpaw, it was clear that unless you were Paul Bunyan or Pecos Bill, there was no way you could pick up pawpaws and put 'em in your pocket.
They can be fearsome things, pawpaws -- large and mushy and possessed of no keeping abilities whatsoever.
Using AFG as its procurement base, Hazel Cleather, technical director, is developing the current range of tropical fruit salads to include mangoes, kiwifruit, lychees, physalis, pawpaws and citrus.
Macadamias, mangoes, pineapples, pawpaws (papayas), and avocados growing here will find their way onto diners' plates.
Using less acidic fruits like pawpaws can salvage this situation because pawpaws are generally associated with low acidity.
In many locales a tradition of picking wild pawpaws persists, and these people know where the superior trees are.