22 Edible Plants you can grow and sell from home - from Mike McGroarty


  • Jens the Beekeeper
    Jens the Beekeeper Posts: 643 admin

    Good article, thanks @judsoncarroll4 for bringing it up. Always good to have some extra plants for free.

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,518 admin

    As if I didn't have enough on my list of things to add to my garden. :)

  • JodieDownUnder
    JodieDownUnder Posts: 1,482 admin

    @judsoncarroll4 the compost heap seems to really cultivate the paw paw seeds (red variety) & when I add compost to one of my beds & then mulch, within no time at all I have hundreds of paw paws germinating. I left one to grow last year in my garden. A another has popped up in the bush about 50 mts away. Now I have about 8 small paw paws fruits developing on the female in the garden. Maybe I should pot up the baby seedlings & donate them to the fruit & veg stall at the local markets!

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,362 admin

    That is a good option for you. I should have pointed out that your paw paws are our papayas... same name, different plant.

  • water2world
    water2world Posts: 1,091 ✭✭✭✭

    I have been thinking about paw paw trees---didn't know they would grow like that!!

  • nicksamanda11
    nicksamanda11 Posts: 721 ✭✭✭✭

    Me either- i would love to grow paw-paw. I saved 2 seeds and then lost them. I have not found any fruit since that one time. I could probably grow from a cutting though huh?

  • Cornelius
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    Paw paw ripen by rivers in August through September. The seeds need to be stratified (you can wrap them in a paper towel and put them in the fridge for winter). I did this last year and have a few seedlings in pots and will be doing the same again this year.

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,518 admin

    Just to be clear here. @judsoncarroll4 has noted the difference but I will put it in Latin so there is no confusion.

    @JodieDownUnder is talking about Australian paw-paw which is, as Judson says, papaya for us in North America. Carica papaya. From the Caricaceae family.

    North American paw-paw is Asimina triloba in the Annonaceae family.

    Very different plants.