This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The true Papaw is the Carica Papaya a "West Indian fruit tree. That meat hung up in it speedily becomes rotten has been well known for ages. But now that a Dr. Wittmack, " a learned German naturalist" has "discovered" it, all our papers are looking on it as a wonderful piece of news. But the fun is that they are imagining that our Porcelia or Anona triloba, the "Papaw" of the United States, is the plant referred to, and many will be the wonderful glances people will take next Summer of this innocent plant of "carnivorous" character!