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The fruit of the papaw (pawpaw), Carica papaya (family Caricaceae), a tree of the tropic Americas; it possesses a proteolytic action and is the source of papain.
Synonym(s): carica
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The second regret is even greater: I should have started planting pawpaw trees sooner than I did!
Although the pawpaw trees that get the most sun usually produce the most fruit, when the trees are small they should be protected from intense sunlight.
Pawpaw trees normally do not begin bearing fruit until they are 5 years old.
When planting pawpaw trees, and for subsequent care, follow the normal recommendations for planting any tree or shrub.
Although its fruit tastes and looks tropical, the pawpaw tree (Asimina triloba) is native to the eastern United States.
The American Genetic Association held a contest in 1916 and offered a $100 reward for information about the largest pawpaw tree and the best fruit.