Pawpaw or Papaya ready to eat.
The black ripe seed is edible as well, they taste peppery. I keep those to sow as soon as possible to grow the next generation Pawpaw trees. Take the seed from well grown and sweet fruit.
Pawpaw trees can succumb to wet or cold .They need a protected place away from strong winds or waterlogged soil.
The scientific name is Asimina triloba. The pawpaw belongs to the Annonaceae, the Custard Apple family, a large family of trees, shrubs and lianas that are widespread throughout the World tropics.
Paw Paw (or papaya) is a fruit that grows in tropical areas throughout the world and is easily available throughout Australia.
It is not only delicious but it has many health benefits.
These are just some of the major vitamins and minerals found in large quantities in paw paw: dietary fiber, folate, vitamin A, C and E. It also contains small amount of calcium, iron, riboflavin, thiamine and niacine. It is also very rich in antioxidant nutrients flavonoids and carotenes, very high in vitamin C plus A, and low in calories and sodium.
…and it can be easily grown in your own backyard as long as you live in a tropical or subtropical climate!