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Dear PoP – Behold the Pawpaw Fruit

by Prince Of Petworth September 7, 2010 at 12:30 pm 16 Comments

“Dear PoP,

A coworker of mine gathered some ripe pawpaw fruit at Scott’s Run Park in Fairfax Cty this weekend and my wife and I enjoyed one last night. They’re delicious native foods and are now in season. Pawpaws are the largest edible fruit in North America. They’re the only tree in its family to grow outside of the tropics. In some places in Asia, one out of every three or four trees is from the pawpaw’s family. I haven’t found any in DC but I’m positive there are some around.”

Very cool. Anyone else ever eat one before? Anyone spot these anywhere in DC proper?

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