Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) aka: american pawpaw, custard banana, prairie banana, Indiana (Hoosier) banana, Kentucky banana, Michigan banana, and Ozark banana, is a brown to yellow skinned fruit with a bright yellow custard pulp studded in the center with many oval shaped seeds.
How to choose Pawpaw
Papaws are green when not ripe and turn to a yellow brown as they ripen. They will become very soft before they are ready to eat.
Climate and origin
Pawpaw originated from the Eastern United States. A hardy plant, it will grow as far north as New York, however, it is not widely cultivated across the world.
Pawpaws are sweet fruits with a custard texture and tropical flavor.
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Pawpaw is the largest edible fruit that is indigenous to the United States. A hearty tree, pawpaws will grow easily from their seeds, but take time to fruit.
Papayas are sometimes called "pawpaw", however, the two fruits are unrelated.
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