09-30-2019, 12:31 PM
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| | Re: PawPaw Asimina triloba
The part that's a bit astringent is closer to the skin. But yes, they are very, very good. It's often quite hard to find them as they're also quite popular with animals.
I have had improved varieties. There's a guy we had speak at the botanical society here who revived some old improved varieties that had been abandoned on an experimental farm. He brought plenty of the fruit. They were much larger than in the wild with fewer seeds. They were quite tasty, though if you eat too much at one sitting it becomes distinctly less appealing. The same appears to be true for the fruit of any plants in that family (Annonaceae).