Have you tried a Pawpaw?
If not, you’re not alone. Pawpaw aren’t as well known as many other fruits, even in their own native region!
Most people don’t know about this creamy, luscious fruit. Especially if “you’re not from around here,” as they say. But a taste of a pawpaw is a unique burst of tropical-Appalachian flavor! What a mix!
You won’t find many pawpaw fruits in stores, because they bruise too easily and have too short of a shelf life to be of any good to the commercial market. But, if you live in the Appalachian region, there’s a pretty good chance that someone can tell you where to find a pawpaw. Hint: they’ll be way up in the woods somewhere.
Once you try one, you might be hooked! Or, maybe you’re just like me and like the idea of growing (and eating) a rather exotic-tasting fruit in your own neck of the woods! I am a sucker for native plants, and especially trees with flowers or fruit!
Taste of the tropics right in your Tennessee backyard
I’m not going to try to sell you on pawpaws! But if you’re interested, here is a little video from a favorite Nature expert that our family enjoys.