In nature, there are a large variety of fruit plants. Some of them are well known all over the world. Others are not very popular, but that their fruit does not become less tasty and healthy. These plants also applies Azimina tri having a truly unique features. In her honor in the US state of Ohio, near the town of Albany even held a special fruit festival. What is this culture?
Pawpaw fruit crops tri - water-loving plant is deciduous, native to North America. In nature, found only in the US, where it grows as a shrub along the riverbanks and in the shady forests sufficiently moist soil. Some cultural forms Pawpaw have spread in other countries. In favorable conditions the plant often has the form of a tree, which grows to a height of 12-15 m. Although it is Azimina subtropical plant, it has a high frost resistance.
It is a fruit tree can serve as a wonderful decoration of the garden. Very interesting is the pyramidal crown of the plant. It is formed by large glossy leaves ovate up to 33 cm long and 12 cm wide, which appear after the flowers blooming. The lower surface of each sheet has a reddish-brown hue.
During flowering pawpaw has a very decorative look due to the large bright color purple or red shades up to 6 cm in diameter. Each flower consists of only six large petals, which form a kind of blades arranged in two rows, which allowed a three-blade called pawpaw. A feature of the plant is not strong, but unpleasant smell of stale meat, disappearing with the appearance of the fruit.
Fruit of Pawpaw
Each flower Azimina three-blade is able to tie a few fruits, as it has from 2 to 9 pistils. But it is very early maturing stigma eliminates the possibility of self-pollination of the flower, so plants need cross-pollination. Fruit of Pawpaw - berries irregular, oblong-curved shape. They mature in late September - early October, and, depending on the grade, have a weight of from 60 g to 200 g
Fruit covered with a thin skin of green, which later becomes yellowish. Inside the fruit is bright sweet pulp, which has a kind of strawberry-pineapple flavor. The taste reminds both pawpaw and banana, and mango. Fruits of plants collected in the stems, each of which may be blocked simultaneously to 9 pieces.
The shape of the fruit have some similarity with bananas, so many called pawpaw banana trees. Similarities can be found in the composition of these plants, which are the main wealth - pectin, ascorbic acid and minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron. Each fruit is rich in nutrients. Pawpaw fruits are like other fruits used in the form of freshly harvested, and from them prepare jam, jam, jam.
Various parts of the plant have specific healing properties. For example, pawpaw seeds contain alkaloids aziminin used for poisoning as an effective emetic, promotes removal of toxins from the body. A decoction of young leaves is a good substitute for diuretics, and fresh juice has notable anthelmintic effect. In addition, tri Pawpaw is able to provide a sufficiently strong anti-tumor effect. The extract from its fruit strengthens the immune system.
Fruit of Pawpaw - a valuable food product. In addition to its nutritional and medicinal properties, they give a person a pleasant taste, promoting the production of endorphins - "hormone of joy". This enables you to see in Pawpaw banana tree, which is a kind of substitute for the vines with well-known fruit.