Dec. 30, 2016

pawpaw, Asimina triloba

It wasn't until relatively recently that I came across a ripe pawpaw. Pawpaws are our largest native fruit. It wasn't an exciting taste, but they're not bad. I also discovered that some people are allergic to them, and I'm one. Fortunately, the prickly itch didn't last long. Pawpaws grow in woods in AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ(E), NY(T), OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV, and ON. Lenawee Co MI, 4/20/12