How can I tell when pawpaws are ripe?
I planted two pawpaw trees at the back of my yard along the woods a while ago. Both have produced suckers that are growing into the woods and creating a pawpaw patch. This year, one of the trees has a few fruits on it. How do I tell when they are ripe? P.S. Deer don't touch the trees.
See the link from Va Tech for harvesting information http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/2906/2906-1319/2906-1319.html