Have you heard of a Pawpaw Tree?
A friend from Oregon was just asking me about this and wondering how the fruit tasted. This was news to me, I have never heard of a Pawpaw Tree.
Google to the rescue. Turns out this is a tree that grows very well in the eastern United States, but also in the Great Lakes region.
It’s a lovely tree.
First, the purple flowers bloom in May and then the Pawpaw fruit, which looks like the shape of a mango, comes in June. The fruit has a tropical taste, but is more like a custard texture. Wild Pawpaw fruit might be bitter.
On further investigation, I found that if you have a Pawpaw tree you most likely have Zebra Swallowtail Butterflies.These butterflies are beautiful and love to feed off the Pawpaw tree.
I am going to be driving through Oregon soon. I’m curious to actually see the tree, taste the fruit and see the butterflies.
Has anyone grown a Pawpaw tree or eaten the fruit?
Let us know…