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Imagegoodwilly
Oct 28, 2010 7:35 PM CST
Name: George
Eastern Kentucky
Sally(sunfarm) I live in Rowan county. Real close to the lewis county line.
George
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ImageCajuninKy
Oct 28, 2010 9:13 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
Eastern Ky
Truth should be everpresent.
I am suprised we still have leaves on the trees. It was so dry here during the summer. We have not had the beautiful colors we are used to.

Here is a pic from the tail end of summer. Not much of a pawpaw crop due to no rain.

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ImageSharon
Oct 28, 2010 9:20 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Pawpaws, I absolutely love ripe pawpaws.
Looks like yours have a while to go, Cheryl...nothing worse than green pawpaws.
ImageCajuninKy
Oct 29, 2010 7:14 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
Eastern Ky
Truth should be everpresent.
Actually, these were on their last leg due to the drought. Didn't get any this year and I do love them. I have some pulp in the freezer still. I make breds and fritters with it.
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Imagesunfarm
Oct 30, 2010 6:36 AM CST
Name: Sally
East Central Kentucky
George, Rowan County is beautiful. My husband was there last week. He is on an advisory board fo r Morehead State.
I know we have pawpaw trees, but I have been ill and cannot go out to see if we have any fruit this year. Hard freeze [27°] this morning.
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ImageCajuninKy
Oct 30, 2010 2:06 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
Eastern Ky
Truth should be everpresent.
I wish we lived closer. I'd gladly be your pawpaw plucker! I tip my hat to you.
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Imagepostmandug
Feb 4, 2011 9:26 AM CST
Name: Doug
Bardstown KY
Bump.

Here's one from 3-4 years ago around Lex or Midway, don't remember for sure. Cheryl and I were out just doing the backroads.

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Imagepostmandug
Feb 4, 2011 9:30 AM CST
Name: Doug
Bardstown KY
Here's a scan of a slide that Dad shot in May 1965 probably at Bernheim. I've got plenty of Mayapples growing wild on my hillside.

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Imagepostmandug
Feb 4, 2011 9:34 AM CST
Name: Doug
Bardstown KY
Finally last years ice storm. Just down the road from me.

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ImageCajuninKy
Feb 4, 2011 9:37 AM CST
Name: Cheryl
Eastern Ky
Truth should be everpresent.
That last one is postcard perfect!

I have heard of mayapples but I don't know if we have any around here. Do you harvest them?

I just love those old stone fences.
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Imagepostmandug
Feb 4, 2011 9:40 AM CST
Name: Doug
Bardstown KY
I'd be willing to bet that you do have them there. I have eaten them before as a child with my Dad walking in the woods.

Doug
ImageSharon
Feb 4, 2011 9:41 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Doug!!!!

How good to see you here. I hope you have enjoyed this very strange Kentucky winter and haven't had to struggle through it.

Great photos. The horse farm looks like one on Georgetown Road, which goes from Frankfort to Georgetown. There's a lovely little horse boarding farm on that road, called Afton Farm, I can't remember the state road number right now. Anyway one of my college friends has a gathering there usually in October and it is a gorgeous place. I know, I need to stop by Bardstown on my way to or from.

I'd sure like to be seeing those Mayapples right about now.

Don't be a stranger, cuz...I've missed you.
Hugs to you and Cheryl.
ImageCajuninKy
Feb 4, 2011 9:44 AM CST
Name: Cheryl
Eastern Ky
Truth should be everpresent.
How would I recognize them?
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ImageSharon
Feb 4, 2011 9:52 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
They grow low to the ground in early spring. Here's a link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podophyllum_peltatum
Imagepostmandug
Feb 4, 2011 9:57 AM CST
Name: Doug
Bardstown KY
Yeah I really haven't been on here much since signing up. Still haunt DG on occasion. Too much information on there for me to fully let it go! Seems as though a lot of the "regulars" are gone now and over here so I will probably do more stuff on here.

Cheryl, just take a walk in the woods in late April through May and you should see them just like in my picture, except not quite that mass of them unless you're lucky!

Doug
ImageKyWoods
Feb 4, 2011 10:14 AM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
We have patches of them here in our woods, too. I love the blooms, but I can never get to the fruit before the woodland critters do, so I've never tasted them. Beautiful pics, Doug!
ImageSharon
Feb 4, 2011 10:21 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Cajun,
When you are walking past a cliff overhang in spring, look up and you might be able to see the mayapple sort of hanging over the cliff. Seems to me they grew along cliff edges a lot. They do better when they have a little bit of shade. And they look a little like a schefflera (how in heck do you spell that word?) with their umbrella leaf pattern. The leaves are not as thick and glossy, though.
Imagesunfarm
Feb 4, 2011 12:02 PM CST
Name: Sally
East Central Kentucky
We have many mayapples growing in our woods, though I have not seen any fruit. We do have lots of critters, too.The umbrella leaves are easy to recognize, as they are quite distinctive.
Living sustainably comes with learning to see the world in a new way.
ImageCajuninKy
Feb 5, 2011 10:14 AM CST
Name: Cheryl
Eastern Ky
Truth should be everpresent.
I think I have seen them on a hike near Louisa a few years back. I am not able to get in the woods much anymore but they may be around here too. The ones I saw were in bloom but no friut that I recall. How do you fix them?
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ImageSharon
Feb 5, 2011 5:01 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
I've known kids who nibbled on them, Cajun, but they aren't good to eat. In fact, Native Americans used to use the roots as a laxative. The little fruits are about the only thing about the plants that are not toxic, and I guess they could be eaten in moderation, but it's not something I'd advise.

I've seen critters eat them, raccoons I remember, but it's not something that I'd eat. And they aren't very big, maybe about like a persimmon, maybe even smaller. The name 'apple' is deceiving.

Seems to me they used to make a liquid of the dried roots and use it to get rid of warts.
Acidic, I'd guess.

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