Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Who Knew?


Desertflower said...

A while ago I read about this fruit A while ago I read about this fruit being an anti carcinogen.

My grandfather had plants and he would make his own juice from them. I remember he always had a tray of the cut up fruit soaking in water in the fridge for this.

He lived to the age of 98. Alert and still tending his fruit and vegetable garden,chickens, as well as a couple of cows he had for milk.

The situation now is that for some reason or another they are no longer grown here. I've searched and searched and they aren't imported either.

The only thing around is the canned juice imported from Mexico or another country.

CNu said...

My peepuls knew about this here, they called'em pawpaws. (I ain't know nothing about'em until I just now looked them up.)

But I know three vietnamese stores where I can get them. I'll be surprised if the abarotes doesn't have them too.

How can you tell if the pawpaw is ripe UBJ?

Desertflower said...

It's really a refreshing juice when made fresh. Even the frozen which I just found today is pretty okay. But The canned is no good.

I don't know when it would be ripe except that maybe it's soft to the touch.

uglyblackjohn said...

@ SeeNew - This Southern diet is killing me. I've been looking for fruits that can counteract the effects of it.
Ripe? Shoot... I can't pick a good watermelon...

@ la flor - Are they easy to grow? I have some vacant lots that I could use to start a small orchard.

Desertflower said...

"La flor"!!! I looove that!!!:)

Mira mijo, I really don't know, but I'm going to try and find out. The thing is where would you find the seeds?

I know I threw a bunch of Papaya seeds away near a fence and now there are two little trees growing!!!

Desertflower said...

I just found some info and it says that it will not grow in the US except in the southernmost parts of Florida and Hawaii.

It needs plenty of constant heat and well drained soil seems to be all.

Reggie said...

Who knew?!?

My grandfather was a farmer, he grew watermelon and everything else under the sun. But I never saw this on his farm.