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Related to pawpaw tree: Asimina triloba

pawpaw:

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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, 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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If pawpaw trees remain elusive, you can order fresh fruit or frozen pulp from a handful of online distributors.
Rather, they are grown outside, and while their DNA is composed of genes that evolved in the tropics, pawpaw trees survive with ease in temperatures that drop below zero.
Jones, who grows pawpaw trees in his Santa Clara, California, garden, calls pawpaws love-hate fruits.
Peterson fears that the superior pawpaw trees identified up to now may be lost.
McLaughlin's dad gave him some "Indiana bananas" -- the custard-like fruit of Asimina triloba, better known as the pawpaw tree. Though only about 4 years old at the time, McLaughlin recalls, "I threw up and never forgot them."
But Alphonce Kimweli Ngumbi's one acre is flourishing with lush green vegetables like spinach, pawpaw trees heavily loaded with fruits, bananas and pumpkins.
I also have a small orchard and am experimenting with PawPaw trees and have a walnut grove.